Macedonia and GreeceSeries:
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
208 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 8pp color photos, including 4 color paintingsur artworks and 7 black and white maps
- May 2018
- In Stock
- March 2010
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
The stage was set for the clash of two of the most successful military systems of the ancient world, the Roman legions versus the Macedonian phalanx. Though sorely tested, the legions emerged victorious from
the epic battles of Cynoscephalae and Pydna. The home of Alexander the Great fell under the power of Rome, along with the rest of Greece, the cradle of Western Civilization, which had a profound effect on Roman culture and society.
Philip Matyszak 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. Specially commissioned color plates bring the main troop types vividly to life in meticulously researched detail.
“… text is well supported by half a dozen black and white maps and a good section of illustrations….for those just interested in the history and also anyone interested in the war gaming potential.” ~Military Illustrated
"… a well written summary of historical events…very useful guide… Philip Matyszak has undertaken no simple task in presenting such an outline of the turmoil and embittered diplomacy of the period. The question is whether he's managed to maintain his usual standard in the face of such complexity. He succeeds by something of a literary photo finish." ~UNRV