The Sarmatians 600 BC-AD 450 by Richard BrzezinskiThe Sarmatians 600 BC-AD 450 by Richard Brzezinski

The Sarmatians 600 BC-AD 450

byRichard Brzezinski, Mariusz Mielczarek

Paperback | August 19, 2002

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The Sarmatians - one of the many nomadic groups to emerge from the great Eurasian Steppe - crossed the Don in about the 3rd century BC to displace their western neighbours, the Scythians, in the lands north of the Black Sea. Later they burst into Asia Minor and Rome's Danube provinces, becoming famous for the prowess of their lance-armed cavalry - first as enemies, and later as allies of Rome. They influenced Rome's adoption of heavy armoured cavalry, and in Roman service they were even posted to Britain. Drawing upon a wide reading of Classical authors and of Russian archaeological publications, this fascinating study is the first major English language attempt to reconstruct their armour, equipment and tactics.
MARIUSZ MIELCZAREK, born in 1955, is currently Professor of Archaeology at Torun University, Poland. He has conducted expeditions to the Black Sea coast of the Ukraine in pursuit of research into Ancient Greek military history, and has published many scholarly articles and monographs on Scythian, Sarmatian and Greek arms and armour.RIC...
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Title:The Sarmatians 600 BC-AD 450Format:PaperbackPublished:August 19, 2002Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:184176485X

ISBN - 13:9781841764856

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Table of Contents

·The Sarmatian peoples - Sauromatae, Iazyges, Roxolani, Aorsi, Siraces & Alani · The Sarmatians in Roman service · Offensive arms - lances, swords, archery gear · Defensive arms - body armour, helmets, shields, lassoes · Horses & horse equipment · Standards - the 'draco' · Military organisation · Tactics · Myth & legend