Roman Warfare by Adrian GoldsworthyWhen Alexander the Great carved out his empire, Rome was just one of many city states on the Italian peninsula. Yet it conquered its neighbours one-by-one, defeated Carthage and eventually overwhelmed the Greek successor states too. As its republican institutions gave way to Imperial rule by Augustus and his heirs, the Roman Empire extended from the French Atlantic coast to Syria. Later conquests included Britain and much of modern Romania. How did Rome overcome opponent after opponent? What was the grand strategy of the Roman Empire? Adrian Goldsworthy reveals why Rome developed the most professional fighting force of the ancient world and what it was like to be a soldier in the legions.
Call Number: 937.06 GOL
Warfare in the Classical World by John WarryThis superbly illustrated volume traces the evolution of the art of warfare in the Greek and Roman worlds between 1600 B.C. and A.D. 800, from the rise of Mycenaean civilization to the fall of Ravenna and the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. John Warry tells of an age of great military commanders such as Alexander the Great, Hannibal, and Julius Caesar - men whose feats of generalship still provide material for discussion and admiration in the military academies of the world. The text is complemented by a running chronology, 16 maps, 50 newly researched battle plans and tactical diagrams, and 125 photographs, 65 of them in color.
Call Number: 937 WAR
The Complete History and Wars of Ancient Greece by Nigel RodgersA fascinating, authoritative and stunningly illustrated account of ancient Greece and its classical heritage. Chronicles military and political development in Athens, Sparta and other ancient Greek city states, all revealed in magnificent detail
Call Number: 938 ROD
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This entry by Lesley Adkins and Roy A. Adkins is published in Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece, Updated Edition and is accessible via the College subscription to Ancient and Medieval History database.