Hellenistic and Roman Naval Warfare 336bc-31bc (Hardback)
  • Hellenistic and Roman Naval Warfare 336bc-31bc (Hardback)
zoom

Hellenistic and Roman Naval Warfare 336bc-31bc (Hardback)

(author)
£19.99
Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 20/01/2011
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
The period covered in this book, is well known for its epic battles and grand campaigns of territorial conquest, but Hellenistic monarchies, Carthaginians and the rapacious Roman Republic were scarcely less active at sea. Huge resources were poured into maintaining fleets not only as symbols of prestige but as means of projecting real military power across the Mediterranean arena.Taking the period between Alexander the Great's conquests and the Battle of Actium, John Grainger analyses the developments in naval technology and tactics, the uses and limitations of sea power and the differing strategies of the various powers. He shows, for example, how the Rhodians and the Romans eschewed the ever-larger monster galleys favoured by most Hellenistic monarchs in favour of smaller vessels. This is a fascinating study of a neglected aspect of ancient warfare.

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848841611
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

You may also be interested in...

Ordinary Men
Added to basket
Berlin
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Love and War in the Apennines
Added to basket
Dispatches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Dunkirk
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Longest Afternoon
Added to basket
The English Civil War
Added to basket
The American Civil War
Added to basket
DK
£16.99
Paperback
The Fall of Yugoslavia
Added to basket
Stalingrad
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Norman Conquest
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Crusades
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The American Civil War
Added to basket
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Added to basket
Storm of Steel
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Citizen Sailors
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.