Ancient Warfare Books

Books and ebooks about warfare in the Ancient World, examining the equipment, uniforms, training and tactics of soldiers and warriors on the battlefield, from the Spartans of Ancient Greece to the legendary Roman Legions. Discover the weapons that they used, the fortifications that protected them and the battles they fought in, battles like Thermopylae, Actium, Qadesh and Marathon.

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  1. Greek Hoplite vs Persian Warrior

    CBT 31 Multiple formats
    The Greco-Persian Wars (499-449 BCE) convulsed Greece, Asia Minor and the Near East for half a century. Through a series of bloody invasions and pitched battles, the mighty Persian Empire pitted itself...

    Starting at: £6.86

  2. Roman Standards & Standard-Bearers (1)

    ELI 221 Multiple formats
    Roman unit standards played a important role, both ceremonially and on the battlefield. With the armies of the late Roman Republic and early Empire continually engaged on the frontiers, the soldiers selected...

    Starting at: £6.33

  3. Roman Legionary 109–58 BC

    WAR 182 Multiple formats
    The Roman centurion, holding the legionaries steady before the barbarian horde and then leading them forward to victory, was the heroic exemplar of the Roman world. This was thanks to the Marian reforms,...

    Starting at: £6.33

  4. The Bar Kokhba War AD 132–136

    CAM 310 Multiple formats
    In AD 132, Shim'on Ben Koseba, a rebel leader who assumed the messianic name Shim'on Bar Kokhba ('Son of a Star'), led the people of Judaea in open rebellion, aiming to establish their own independent...

    Starting at: £7.91

  5. Roman Army Units in the Eastern Provinces (1)

    MAA 511 Multiple formats
    Between the reigns of Augustus and Septimius Severus, the Eastern provinces of the Roman Empire frequently saw brutal fighting, most notably during the conquest of Dacia by Trajan, the suppression of the...

    Starting at: £5.80

  6. The Pilum

    WPN 55 Multiple formats
    A heavy javelin, normally used as a shock weapon immediately before contact, the pilum was designed with a particular speciality: it could penetrate a shield and carry on into the individual behind it....

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  7. Imperial Roman Warships 193–565 AD

    NVG 244 Multiple formats
    The period of relative peace enjoyed by the Roman Empire in its first two centuries ended with the Marcomannic Wars. The following centuries saw near-constant warfare, which brought new challenges for...

    Starting at: £5.80

  8. Lake Trasimene 217 BC

    CAM 303 Multiple formats
    Following Hannibal's crushing victory at the battle of the Trebbia, the reeling Roman Republic sent a new army under the over-confident consul Caius Flaminius to destroy the Carthaginian invaders...

    Starting at: £6.59

  9. The Gladius

    WPN 51 Multiple formats
    One of the most feared weapons in the ancient world, the gladius was lethal both on the battlefield and in the arena. Literary sources tell of the terror it inspired, while archaeological evidence of wounds...

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  10. The Cthulhu Campaigns

    DARK Multiple formats
    Rome, the greatest empire the world has ever known, limitless in breadth and power, magnificent in its glory! But something evil, ancient and unknowable gnaws at the heart of the empire. Dark gods, trapped...

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