Hellenistic Naval Warfare and Warships 336-30 BC
War at Sea from Alexander to Actium
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
320 Pages, 6.7 x 9.6 in, 80 color and 40 mono integrated
- April 2023
- In Stock
Michael Pitassi gathers all the available evidence and comparative data to reconstruct the various classes of warship. Each is illustrated with clear diagrams and scale models, with particular attention paid to the arrangement of oars and rowers, the subject of much ongoing debate. He narrates the key naval battles of the period, huge affairs involving hundreds of ships, describing the forces engaged and the tactics employed. Strategic factors such as the location of port facilities, the supply of timber and maritime trade are also considered.
“Excellent. [A]bsolutely fascinating with the level of detail within the pages… this exhaustive mix of drawings, descriptions, and analysis dissects ancient shipbuilding like no other text I've read...” ~Historical Miniatures Gaming Society