Ancient history, War, History
Synthetic audio, Automated braille
Illustrated with color photos, this guide details the arms, armor, organization, and tactics of Classical Greek armies.The Classical period includes some of the most famous wars and battles of Ancient Greece, including the defeat of the Persians at Marathon, the… Spartans’ last stand at Thermopylae, the Peloponnesian War and the March of the Ten Thousand. The Greek heavy infantry spearmen, or hoplites, are one of the most recognizable types of ancient warrior and their tightly-packed phalanx formation dominated the battlefield.Covering the period from the Persian Wars to the Macedonian victory at the Battle of Chaeronea, Gabriele Esposito examines the famous hoplites heavy infantry as well as other troops, such as light infantry skirmishers and cavalry. His clear, informative text is beautifully illustrated with dozens of color photographs showing how the equipment was worn and used.