Asia Minor, Syria and ArmeniaSeries:
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
The Roman army defeated the Seleucids at the epic battle of Magnesia in 190 BC, which marked the beginning of a long decline for Seleucid power in Asia. This, however, allowed other states to come to the fore, most notably Pontus. In the 1st century BC, Rome 's grip on its Asian provinces was shattered by the onslaught of Mithridates VI of Pontus, Rome 's most enduring foe. Mithridates was eventually overcome, after many Roman reverses, but these wars in turn led to conflict with Armenia.
Like the other volumes in this series, this book gives a clear narrative of the course of these wars, explaining how the Roman war machine coped with formidable new foes and the challenges of unfamiliar terrain and climate. This volume draws on Dr Evans' expertise in studying topography in relation to ancient events and specifically his original research into the battlefield of Magnesia.
“This strategic-level overview provides just the right mix of insight and analysis to offer a well-footnoted history of the Roman conquest of an area that roughly corresponds with current day Turkey.” ~Historical Miniatures Gaming Society