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Warfare in antiquity

Author: Hans Delbrück
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1990, ©1975.
Series: History of the art of war, vol. I.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzes the military tactics and strategies used in antiquity, reconstructing celebrated battles ranging from the Persian Wars to the triumphs of the Roman legions and Julius Caesar.
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Delbrück
ISBN: 080329199X 9780803291997
OCLC Number: 34580733
Notes: "A Bison book."
Description: 604 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Point of departure --
Bk. 1. The Persian Wars: Army strengths : introductory material ; Greek arms and tactics ; Greek Army strengths : conclusion ; The Persian Army ; Battle of Marathon ; Thermopylae ; Artemisium ; Battle of Salamis ; Battle of Plataea --
Bk. 2. The Greeks at their height: Greek tactics up to the Peloponnesian War ; Strategy : Pericles --
Mercenaries ; Refinement of the existing tactical system in the fourth century --
Theory : Xenophon --
Epaminondas --
Bk. 3. The Macedonians: The Macedonian military system ; Alexander and Persia : the battle on the Granicus ; The Battle of Issus ; The Battle of Gaugamela ; The battle on the Hydaspes ; Alexander as a military commander ; The diadochi --
Bk. 4. Ancient Rome: Knights and phalanx ; The manipular phalanx ; Roman drill, campcraft, and discipline ; Pyrrhus ; The First Punic War --
Bk. 5. The Second Punic War: Introduction ; The Battle of Cannae ; The basic strategic problem of the Second Punic War ; The strategic prologue of the war in retrospect ; Rome wins the upper hand ; The Battle of Zama-Naraggara and the echelon tactics ; Hannibal and Scipio --
Bk. 6. The Romans as world conquerors: Romans and Macedonians ; The professional army : cohort tactics ; The centurions ; Mithridates ; Romans and Parthians --
Bk. 7. Caesar: Introduction ; The Helvetian Campaign ; Ariovistus ; The subjugation of the Belgae ; Vercingetorix ; The Roman art of war against the Barbarians ; The Civil War in Italy and Spain ; The campaign in Greece ; The Battle of Pharsalus ; The last campaigns of the Civil War ; The elephants --
Conclusion.
Series Title: History of the art of war, vol. I.
Responsibility: by Hans Delbrück ; translated from the German by Walter J. Renfroe, Jr.

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