The Army of Alexander the Great by Nicholas SekundaThe Army of Alexander the Great by Nicholas Sekunda

The Army of Alexander the Great

byNicholas SekundaIllustratorAngus Mcbride


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When Philip II ascended the throne in 359 BC, Macedonia was in danger of being engulfed by wild barbarian tribes to the north and wily Greek cities to the south. Philip had to expand the power of the throne or be swallowed up: the creation of a powerful army was imperative. When his son, Alexander, inherited his kingdom at the age of 20, he also inherited an army which was truly unrivalled. The Macedonians were veterans of battle, well equipped and eager for conquest. Add to this Alexander's supreme gifts as military commander and it is little wonder they achieved so much.
Nicholas Sekunda was born in 1953. After studying Ancient History and Archaeology at Manchester University, he went on to take his Ph.D. in 1981. He has taken part in archaeological excavations in Poland, Iran and Greece, participated in a research project on ancient Persian warfare for the British institute of Persian Studies. He has ...
Title:The Army of Alexander the GreatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.64 × 7.19 × 0.1 inPublisher:Bloomsbury USA

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0850455391

ISBN - 13:9780850455397

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Philip's Army · The Cavalry · The Infantry · The Plates

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This book examines the uniforms and appearance of the men who fought under Alexander The Great from the beginning of his reign until the end of 331 BC.