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The Roman Conquests: Macedonia and Greece
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Publisher Pen & Sword
Publication date March 30, 2010
Pages 192
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781844159680
ISBN-10 184415968X
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $39.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This will be the third in the Roman Conquests series (following Italy and Spain) and one of those with the most obvious appeal. While Rome was struggling for her very survival against the Carthaginians in the Second Punic War, Philip V of Macedon attempted to take advantage of their apparent vulnerability by allying with Hannibal and declaring war. For the time being the Romans negated this threat by shrewd use of allies to keep Philip occupied in Greece and Illyria. Once Carthage was defeated, however, the Romans were free to turn their full attention to settling the score. 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 Cynoscephelae and Pydna, and 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.

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. Specially commissioned color plates bring the main troop types vividly to life in meticulously researched detail.

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"... 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, 04/2010"... 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, 12/15/2010

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9781844159680 | details & prices | 192 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $39.95
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