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By Tim Everson

In this primary finished learn of historic Greek struggle for over 35 years, Tim Everson discusses essentially and carefully the historical past, guns and strategies of the traditional Greeks. He describes the guns, armour, helmets, chariots and different army gear utilized in from c. 1550 to one hundred fifty BC and strains how and while a variety of items of kit got here into use; whether or not they have been brought from different areas or have been local advancements; the effectiveness of the armour and guns used and whilst and why issues replaced (or not). Set opposed to a history of a extensive historical past of Greek struggle - how they fought, why they fought and the advancements in strategies over the centuries - he examines either the archaeological facts of tangible unearths, in addition to historic depictions of army apparatus on vases and in sculpture and literary facts of Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and lots of different historical authors.

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