By John Drogo Montagu
Greek & Roman battle: Battles, strategies and Trickery is a uniquely distinct paintings which explores the strategies and conflict ideas of the Graeco-Roman interval. This incisive examine is going past the palms and armor of classical conflict to bare the various components, be they geographical, mental or circumstantial, that expert the process old battles. The know-how of a military is naturally an crucial consider its good fortune, yet conflicts are eventually received by way of strategies and method. From the crafty ambush, to oxen with torches masquerading as an escaping military at evening, Drogo Montagu explores the intricacies of waging warfare in antiquity. utilizing his huge wisdom of historical heritage, he has created a gripping account of classical army idea. He attracts at the nice historians of the time-- Livy, Plutarch, Xenophon and Josephus between them--to illustrate different parts that a military required to defeat its enemy at the battlefield, be it by means of strength or guile. additionally, he deals information on how a commander might hold the morale and health of his troops, in addition to behavior their education. Greek & Roman struggle presents an extremely thorough view of the strategies and technique of conflict in precedent days from all views, making it probably the most whole reviews of classical conflict up to now.
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Greek and Roman Warfare: Battles, Tactics, and Trickery by John Drogo Montagu