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Julius Caesar: Leadership, Strategy, Conflict

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Julius Caesar: Leadership, Strategy, Conflict

Editura: Osprey Publishing (UK)

Anul aparitiei: 2010

One of the greatest military commanders in history, Julius Caesar's most famous victory - the conquest of Gaul - was to him little more than a stepping stone to power. An audacious and decisive general, his victories over the Gauls allowed him to challenge for the political leadership of Rome. Leading a single legion across the Rubicon in 49 BC, Caesar launched a civil war which would end the Roman Republic and usher in the Roman Empire, with Caesar at its helm. This examination of the great general's life covers his great victories and few defeats, looking at the factors which lay behind his military genius.

  

Romes Northern Frontier AD 70-235: Beyond

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Romes Northern Frontier AD 70-235: Beyond Hadrian's Wall

Editura: Osprey Publishing (UK)

Anul aparitiei: 2005

When the Romans first fought against Caledonii during the reign of Agricola (AD 77-84), Agricola established a frontier along the Gask Ridge. He also consolidated the Forth-Clyde isthmus, the location at which the Romans would later build the Antonine Wall from AD 138 to 143. The following 100 years saw a cycle of advance into and retreat from Scotland, until the Romans abandoned the Antonine Wall completely. This book examines the Flavian, Antonine and Severan conquests of Scotland and the fortifications along Rome's northern frontier, and it explores the archaeological remains and places them in historical context.

  

Roman Battle Tactics 390-110 BC

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Roman Battle Tactics 390-110 BC

Editura: Osprey Publishing (UK)

Anul aparitiei: 2010

By 390 BC, the organization of the Roman army was in need of change. Fighting in the Greek-style with a heavy infantry was proving increasingly outdated and inflexible, resulting in the Roman's defeat at the hands of the Gauls at the battle of Allia. Following on from this catastrophe and in the next fifty years of warfare against Gallic and Italian tribes, a military revolution was born: the legion. This was a new unit of organization made up of three flexible lines of maniples consisting of troops of both heavy and light infantry. However, at the end of the 3rd century BC, Rome's prestige was shattered once more by the genius of Hannibal of Carthage, causing Roman battle tactics to be revised again. The legendary general Scipio Africanus achieved this, finally destroying the Carthaginian army at the climactic victory of Zama. A wholly new kind of soldier had been invented, and the whole Mediterranean world was now at Rome's feet. This book reveals these two defining moments in Roman military history and the revolution in battle tactics that was the result, examining how the Roman army eventually became all-conquering and all-powerful.

  

Carthaginian Warrior 264-146 BC

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Carthaginian Warrior 264-146 BC

Editura: Osprey Publishing (UK)

Anul aparitiei: 2010

The armies of Carthage were diverse, made up of men of various ethnic groups, military specializations, and even motivations. Whilst some were citizen soldiers fighting on behalf of their state, others were ruthless mercenaries who remained loyal only so long as they were paid. As the Punic Wars progressed and the merits of professional soldiers became appreciated, mercenaries became the backbone of Carthaginian armies. Backed up by detailed reference to historical sources, this book examines the life of a Carthaginian warrior, following his experiences from initial recruitment to final battle, and focusing on what he ate, the equipment he carried and the tactics he used on the battlefield. This in-depth analysis of warriors in daily life and battle is accompanied by archival photographs and vibrant illustrations from Steve Noon.

  

Warlords of Republican Rome: Caesar Versus Pompey

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Warlords of Republican Rome: Caesar Versus Pompey

Editura: Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors

Anul aparitiei: 2010

The fateful clash between two of history's greatest generals . . . The war between Caesar and Pompey was one of the defining moments in Roman history. The clash between these great generals gripped the attention of their contemporaries and it has fascinated historians ever since. These powerful men were among the dominant personalities of their age, and their struggle for supremacy divided Rome. In this original and perceptive study Nic Fields explores the complex, often brutal world of Roman politics and the lethal rivalry of Caesar and Pompey that grew out of it. He reconsiders them as individuals and politicians and, above all, as soldiers. His highly readable account of this contest for power gives a vivid insight into the rise and fall of two of the greatest warlords of the ancient world. Dr Nic Fields is an ancient historian with special expertise in the history of Greek and Roman warfare. He has published many articles and several monographs on the subject. Before turning to ancient history, he served as an officer in the Royal Marines. He is a former assistant director at the British School at Athens, and he has worked as a lecturer and guide, in particular for the ...

  

Roman Conquests: North Africa

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Roman Conquests: North Africa

Editura: Pen & Sword Books

Anul aparitiei: 2011

The third in the Roman Conquests series will briefly cover Rome's first forays into the dark continent during the First and Second Punic Wars, then cover in detail her vindictive final conquest and destruction of Carthage in the Third Punic War. The subsequent long wars against the slippery Numidian prince, Jugurtha, which tested the Roman military system to the limit, also occupy a central place. With a cast of characters including Hannibal, the Scipios, Marius, Sulla and the wily Jugurtha, this is sure to be a popular addition to the series. Like the other volumes, this book gives a clear narrative of the course of these wars, explaining how the Roman war machine coped with formidable new foes and the challenges of unfamiliar terrain and climate. Specially-commissioned color plates by Graham Sumner bring the main troop types vividly to life in meticulously researched detail.

  

Attila the Hun

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Attila the Hun

Editura: ADDISON WESLEY PUB CO INC

Anul aparitiei: 2015

Presents one of the most powerful men in late antiquity, Attila's peerless Hunnic empire stretched from the Ural mountains to the Rhine river. This book examines how Attila was able to sweep across Europe, the tactics and innovations he employed and the major battles he faced. Page dim. 185 x 247 x 6 Series: Command Weight: 212 grams

  

The Walls of Rome

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The Walls of Rome

Editura: SCHIFFER PUB

Anul aparitiei: 2008

  

The Roman Army: The Civil Wars 88-31 BC

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The Roman Army: The Civil Wars 88-31 BC

Editura: SCHIFFER PUB

Anul aparitiei: 2008

The Roman Legions were the most highly organized troops of the ancient world, but the process of turning the Legions from what was essentially a part-time citizen militia into the professional force that first made Rome the dominant power in the Mediterranean and then built an empire that stretched across the known world, was no small featFocusing on the organizational changes in the Roman Army during the Civil Wars, Nic Fields examines the role played by Caius Marius and his far-reaching reforms, which included having professional volunteers from the lowest social class enter the army in search of the possibility of plunder. He goes on to examine the consequences of encouraging these soldiers to follow their commanders without question, which broke the allegiance of the army to the Roman state, a trend that gave rise to militarily ambitious men such as Sulla, Pompeius, Caesar, Antonius, and Octavian.With the nuts and bolts detail that readers demand from the Battle Orders series, this is an intriguing description of how the Roman army grew, modernized, rebelled and finally helped build an empire, complete with full organizational charts, photographs and detailed maps. ...

  

HANNIBAL

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HANNIBAL

Editura: Litera

Anul aparitiei: 2014

La finele Primului Război Punic, Cartagina îndurase umilinţa de a fi alungată din bazinul mediteraneean, iar flota sa, cândva puternică, fusese redusă la o mână de trireme. Şi totuşi, în 218 î.Hr., Hannibal, fiul cel mai mare al charismaticului general Hamilcar Barca, a declanşat al Doilea Război Punic, cu atâta succes încât a ameninţat să distrugă cu totul puterea romană. Hannibal a fost un comandant militar clarvăzător şi lucid şi mărturiile istorice ni-l descriu drept unul dintre cei mai de seamă generali ai Antichităţii. Geniul său a constat din jocul la cacealma şi dublă cacealma, la care s-a adăugat, incontestabil, capacitatea de a pune excepţional în valoare toate tipurile de trupe militare pe care le avea la dispoziţie. Bătălia de la Cannae rămâne o capodoperă a artei militare, care a inspirat ulterior generaţii întregi de generali de armată.

  

IULIUS CAESAR

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IULIUS CAESAR

Editura: Litera

Anul aparitiei: 2014

Pentru Iulius Caesar, unul dintre cei mai reprezentativi comandanți din istorie, cea mai faimoasă campanie a sa, cucerirea Galliei, a reprezentat un prim pas, major, către obținerea puterii absolute. Ca general îndrăzneț și hotărât, victoriile răsunătoare asupra galilor i-au permis să intre în lupta pentru putere politică la Roma. Trecând Rubiconul în 49 î.Hr. cu o singură legiune, Caesar a aruncat zarurile sorții și a dezlănțuit un război civil care a pus capăt sistemului republican și a deschis calea imperiului sub domnia fiului său adoptiv, Octavian. Cartea aceasta analizează factorii din spatele numeroaselor succese pe câmpurile de luptă, mai ales celebra celeritas Caesariana – viteza de gândire și de acțiune a lui Caesar.

  

Boudicca's Rebellion AD 60-61: The Britons Rise Up

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Boudicca's Rebellion AD 60-61: The Britons Rise Up Against Rome

Editura: KESSINGER PUB LLC

Anul aparitiei: 2011

When the Romans occupied the southern half of Britain in AD 43, the Iceni tribe quickly allied themselves with the invaders. Having paid tribute to Rome, they continued to be ruled by their own kings. But 17 years later, when Prasutagus, the king of the Iceni, died, the Romans decided to incorporate his kingdom into the new province. When his widow Boudicca protested, she "was flogged and their daughters raped," sparking one of the most famous rebellions in history. This book tells how Boudicca raised her people and other tribes in revolt, overran the provincial towns of Camulodunum (Colchester), Londinium (London) and Verulamium (St Albans), destroyed the IX Legion, and nearly took control of the fledgling Roman province, before being finally brought to heel in a pitched battle at Mancetter.

  

Troy C. 1700 1250 BC

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Troy C. 1700 1250 BC

Editura: PRENTICE HALL

Anul aparitiei: 2004

Hisarlik is a small place, a sandy stone strewn hillock cut up into gullies and hummocks. Yet its historical significance is immense, for this is the site of Troy - the legendary city whose story sprawls across cultures, time and geography. The tale of the siege of Troy is the greatest secular story ever told, and has captured the imagination of the Western World for some 3,000 years. Although there are many difficulties in using Greek myths, oral traditions and the Homeric epics to reconstruct the Trojan War, this title uses the latest archaeological evidence to reconstruct in detail the fortifications of Troy as well as making more general observations about the possible historical events behind the epics of Homer.

  

Mycenaean Citadels C. 1350 1200 BC

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Mycenaean Citadels C. 1350 1200 BC

Editura: WESTMINSTER PR

Anul aparitiei: 2004

Mycenaean society was constantly geared for battle and invasion. Their 'cities' were heavy fortresses with unimaginably thick perimeter walls. Legendary sites such as Mycenae, Tiryns, Argos, Krisa, the Athenian Acropolis and Gla are all representative of their fortified citadels that dominated the Greek countryside for some 300 years until their sudden decline and abandonment around 1100 BC. This title describes the golden age of these fortifications; it details how these formidable structures were constructed and extended, as well as revealing the elaborate palace complexes built by the great Mycenaean warlords immortalised in the verses of Homer's Iliad.

  

Ancient Greek Fortifications 500 300 BC

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Ancient Greek Fortifications 500 300 BC

Editura: WESTMINSTER PR

Anul aparitiei: 2006

The development of the city-state in the Classical period of Greek history ensured a shift in the nature of fortifications in the region. No longer were fortresses designed to defend a ruler and his entourage, rather the whole of the citizen body had to be protected against any outside threats. The enceintes of these Greek city-states did not have to be very high or strong as city-state conflict was still decided by spear and shield, though some thought was still given to the science of fortification. This book details the construction and ongoing development of the defences that protected some of the most illustrious sites in Greece during the most famous period of her history.

  

The Hun: Scourge of God AD 375-565

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The Hun: Scourge of God AD 375-565

Editura: PRINCETON UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 2006

The Huns were the most feared and notorious barbarians of the ancient world. The infamous Attila, king of the Huns, and his subjects were known to their Roman enemies as the 'scourge of god'. They were Turco-Mongol nomads, originating from the steppes of central Asia who migrated westward, shifting whole nations and leaving devastation in their wake. The Huns were superb horsemen and excellent archers, fighting with a reflex composite-bow, which could penetrate armour at 100 yards, a more potent weapon than the longbow or any bow in use at the time. In battle they would strike fear into the hearts of their opponents and break up their formations, charging at them with surprising speed and apparent chaos whilst showering them with arrows. Thus their very name came to epitomise swift, merciless destruction. Often the Huns are dismissed as barbarians, and thus historically they became a metaphor for barbarism. However they were well able to enjoy the trappings of civilised society won through their military gains. They also had a tremendous impact on the Roman military system, as 80 years after the Hun defeat at the battle of Chalons, the Roman cavalryman was armed with the composite ...

  

Ancient Greek Warship: 500-322 BC

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Ancient Greek Warship: 500-322 BC

Editura: PRINCETON UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 2007

Formidable and sophisticated, triremes were the deadliest battleship of the ancient world, and at the height of their success, the Athenians were the dominant exponents of their devastating power. Primarily longships designed to fight under oar power, the trireme was built for lightness and strength; ship-timber was mostly softwoods such as poplar, pine and fir, while the oars and mast were made out of fir. Their main weapon was a bronze-plated ram situated at the prow. From the combined Greek naval victory at Salamis (480 BC), through the Peloponnesian War, and up until the terrible defeat by the Macedonians at Amorgos, the Athenian trireme was an object of dread to its enemies. This book offers a complete analysis and insight into the most potent battleship of its time; the weapon by which Athens achieved, maintained, and ultimately lost its power and prosperity.

  

Rome's Saxon Shore: Coastal Defences of Roman

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Rome's Saxon Shore: Coastal Defences of Roman Britain, AD 250-500

Editura: PRINCETON UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 2006

The 'Saxon Shore' forts are among the most impressive surviving monuments of Roman Britain, although much about them remains a mystery. This book is concerned with the fundamental questions concerning the forts. Who built the military monuments, when, and why? How did they operate, who garrisoned them, and for how long? Page dim. 248 x 187 x 4 Series: Fortress Weight: 220 grams

  

The Roman Army of the Punic Wars 264-146 BC

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The Roman Army of the Punic Wars 264-146 BC

Editura: PRINCETON UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 2007

Long before the Second Punic War (218 - 201 BC), Rome's influence extended no further than the Alps, and the wars that it fought consisted of small-scale raids and cattle rustling, with perhaps the occasional battle between armies. Nevertheless, within a century the seeds of an empire had been sown in Iberia, Africa, and the Greek east, and the Roman Republican army became the most successful of its day, establishing standards of discipline, organization, and efficiency that set a bench mark for the later armies of Rome. With the evolution of the Roman Republic came the adoption of the Manipular legion, a formation taken from the hoplite phalanx and first used in mass deployment against the North African nation of Carthage, during the Punic Wars. In this book Nic Fields examines the evolution of the Roman army from its defeat at Cannae through to their final success at Zama which saw a small city-based force evolve into a Mediterranean powerhouse, demonstrating how and why it became the most highly organized, sophisticated force in the ancient world.

  

Syracuse 415-413 BC: Destruction of the Athenian

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Syracuse 415-413 BC: Destruction of the Athenian Imperial Fleet

Editura: PRINCETON UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 2008

Osprey's study of one of the most important battles of the Peloponnesian War (431 - 404 BC). In 415 BC Athens launched a large expeditionary force, its goal the rich, grain-producing island of Sicily. This was in response to a call for help in a minor war from an old ally but the true objectives were the powerful city of Syracuse, suspected of supporting Athens' Peloponnesian enemies, and imperial expansion. The Athenians won an inconclusive victory over the Syracusans late in the year and renewed their attack in the spring of 414. After a period of energetic siege warfare and a series of large-scale battles on land and sea, the Syracusans gained the upper hand and the expedition ended in total disaster with grave consequences for the future of Athens. Nic Fields explores the background of this foolhardy venture in which Athens took on a nation that was militarily and financially strong and over 700 miles distant. Then, following the narrative of Thucydides, the chronicler of the Peloponnesian War, he describes and explains the long and violent campaign that pitted the two largest democracies of the Greek world against each other.

  
 
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