Tarentine Horseman of Magna Graecia

Tarentine Horseman of Magna Graecia

430–190 BC

Warrior 130
  • Author: Nic Fields
  • Illustrator: Seán Ó’Brógáin
  • Short code: WAR 130
  • Publication Date: 10 Oct 2008
  • ISBN: 9781846032790
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

The Taras were the leading power of the scattered Greek states of southern Italy and built their reputation on the unmatched horse warriors who helped the Taras claim and maintain their power. In this book, expert author Nic Fields examines the Tarentine horsemen in detail, discussing their tactics, weapons and equipment and detailing how they operated as mercenaries throughout the region. With a wealth of contemporary sources and rare artefacts, illustrated with specially commissioned colour artwork and photographs of artefacts, this is an intriguing insight into the everyday lives of these horsemen, revealing how they acquired the skills that enabled them to dominate the region.

Biographical Note

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the military, he went back to university and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School at Athens, Greece, and then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. Nic is now a freelance author and researcher based in south-west France.

Contents

Introduction Organization The Horse Appearance Equipment On Campaign Belief and Belonging In Combat Bibliography Colour Plate Commentary Index

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