The Thracians 700 BC–AD 46 cover
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Throughout the three centuries before Christ many hundreds of thousands of Thracians, in more than 40 tribes, occupied the area between northern Greece, southern Russia and north-west Turkey. Skilled horsemen, masters of light infantry fighting in broken terrain, and renowned for their ferocity, the Thracians were feared by even the greatest of their contemporaries, who were eager to employ them as mercenaries. After surviving invasions by the Persians, Greeks, Macedonians and Celts, the Thracians were finally conquered by Rome in AD 46. This concise but lavishly illustrated study of their history and material culture includes the results of the latest archaeological research, notably some remarkable tomb paintings.

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Chronology · Historical outline - Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic & Roman periods · The Sources · Thracian costume · Armour · Weapons · Fortifications · The Thracian Army · Thracian mercenary troops · Troop types · Tribes · Tactics · representative campaigns - Lysimachos in Thrace, 323 BC; Magnesia, 189 BC

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Published Sep 25 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841763293
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 46 b/w
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 360
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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