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The Wars of Alexander's Successors 323 - 281 BC

Battles and Tactics

Bennett, Bob Roberts, Mike

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Pen and Sword
01 November 2019
History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Military history; Battles & campaigns
When the dying Alexander the Great was asked to whom he bequeathed his vast empire, he supposedly replied to the strongest. There ensued a long series of struggles between his generals and governors for control of these vast territories. Most of these Diadochi, or successors, were consummate professionals who had learnt their trade under Alexander and, in some cases, his father Philip. This second volume studies how they applied that experience and further developed the art of war in a further four decades of warfare. This is a period rich in fascinating tactical developments. The all-conquering Macedonian war machine developed by Philip and Alexander was adapted in various ways (such as the addition of war elephants) by the different successors according to their resources. Siege and naval warfare is also included. AUTHOR: Bob Bennett has a Certificate in British Archaeology and an MA in Classical Studies from the Open University. Mike Roberts has a degree in South East Asian Studies from Hull University. Both social workers by profession, they met and discovered their mutual enthusiasm for the ancient world over ten years ago and have been researching the Successors of Alexander the Great ever since, creating a website dedicated to the subject.
By:   Bennett Bob, Roberts, Mike
Imprint:   Pen and Sword
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781526760791
ISBN 10:   1526760797
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Bob Bennett has a Certificate in British Archaeology and an MA in Classical Studies from the Open University. Mike Roberts has a degree in South East Asian Studies from Hull University. Both social workers by profession, they met and discovered their mutual enthusiasm for the ancient world over ten years ago and have been researching the Successors of Alexander the Great ever since, creating a website dedicated to the subject.

Reviews for The Wars of Alexander's Successors 323 - 281 BC: Volume 2: Battles and Tactics

This volume covers their armies and the ways in which they fought [...] primarily for those unfamiliar with the period. -- The NYMAS Review ...the information in this book is priceless... No one with an interest of the military history of the period should be without the set. -- A Wargamers Needful Things


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