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Alesia 52 BC: The Victory of Roman Organisation
Bey, Frederic
ISBN: 9782352501237
Histoire & Collection  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 66 pages. The Romans had been at odds with the 'Gauls' for a very long time indeed. Somewhere between 390 and 386 BC, a Senoni warchief called Brennus managed to capture Rome and ransom the city with his famous Vae Victis. Nonetheless, the sack of Latium’s capital, highlighted by Livy in his History of Rome, helped to forge a centuries-old loathing between the Romans, ashamed of being forced to capitulate to Brennus, and the Gauls, insolently proud of their triumph. The next step was part of the competition between the 'Great Powers' of the period. Independent Gaul was implicated in the global expansionist process of Roman might, which took place throughout the whole of the Mediterranean basin. Finally, Gaul merely became a political pawn in the hands of the triumvirs Pompey, Crassus and Caesar after they took over control of the Republic at the end of its decline, from the 60s BC onwards. It was therefore as a victim of what was at stake, quite outside its control that Gaul so dramatically became part of Julius Caesar's political strategy. Alesia was the final manifestation of this deep mistrust between the two peoples.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005885  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Ancient Israel at War 853-586 BC
Kelle, Brad
ISBN: 9781846030369
Osprey Pub Co Oxford, United Kingdom 2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, ESS067. Complex and unstable, in 922 BC the kingdom of Ancient Israel was divided into Judah, in the South, and Israel, in the North. For the next 200 years, there was almost constant warring between these kingdoms and their neighbors. These bitter feuds eventually led to the collapse of Israel, leaving Judah as a surviving nation until the emergence of the Babylonian Empire, the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC, and the exile of the Judean people. Using ancient Jewish, Biblical, and other contemporary sources, this title examines the politics, fighting, and consequences of Israel's battles during this period. Focusing on the turbulent relationship between the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this book explains Israel's complex, often bloody, foreign policy, and provides a definitive history of these ancient conflicts. Contents: Introduction - Chronology - Background to War - Warring Sides - Outbreak - The Fighting - Portrait of a Soldier - The World around War - Portrait of a Civilian - How the War Ended - Conclusions and Consequences - Further Reading - Index  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002191  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Attila the Hun: Barbarian Terror and the Fall of the Roman Empire
Kelly, Christopher
ISBN: 9781844139156
Vintage  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 290 pages. Attila the Hun - godless barbarian and near mythical warrior king - has become a byword for mindless ferocity. His brutal attacks smashed through the frontiers of the Roman empire in a savage wave of death and destruction. His reign of terror shattered an imperial world that had been securely unified by the conquests of Julius Caesar five centuries before. This book goes in search of the real Attila the Hun. For the first time it reveals the history of an astute politician and first-rate military commander who brilliantly exploited the strengths and weaknesses of the Roman empire. We ride with Attila and the Huns from the windswept steppes of Kazakhstan to the opulent city of Constantinople, the the Great Hungarian Plain to the fertile fields of Champagne in France. Challenging our own ideas about barbarians and Romans, imperialism and civilisation, terrorists and superpowers, this is the absorbing story of an extraordinary and complex individual who helped to bring down an empire and forced the map of Europe to redraw forever.  As New
Price: $19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004672  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battles of the Bible: a Military History of Ancient Israel
Herzog, Chaim; Gichon, Mordechai
ISBN: 9781853676819
Greenhill Book  2006 
 Hard Cover New book, 320 pages. Battles of the Bible presents a comprehensive and illuminating account of the wars of ancient Israel. The Bible's military episodes, recounted here in vivid detail, cover a vast period, from the invasion of Canaan by the Israelites under Joshua's command, through the conquest of the kingdom by David and Solomon and the split of the kingdom into Judah and Israel, to the Maccabees' successful rebellion against Seleucid domination. The reliability of these accounts is supported by their technical accuracy and the descriptions of topographical conditions peculiar to specific battlefields. They bear comparison with military campaigns well after the biblical era, and provide strategic and tactical lessons of value even today. Battles of the Bible is a fascinating and valuable work, not only for its exacting scrutiny of the biblical accounts, but also for its insight into their wider and continuing relevance. This thoroughly revised edition takes into account current historical and archaeological research, as well as modern trends in biblical scholarship.  As New/As New
Price: $36.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005513  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Besieged: Siege Warfare in the Ancient World
Campbell, Duncan B.
ISBN: 1846030196
Osprey Publishing Ltd Oxford, United Kingdom 2006 
 Hard Cover New book, 224 pages. Sieges played a central role in many conflicts of the ancient world, and generals such as Darius, Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Scipio Africanus successfully used siegecraft to gain their objectives. As siege tactics became an integral part of war, generals employed the minds of engineers and scientists to develop tactics that ranged from penetrating the defences or blockading the city through tricks and deception. This fascinating book explores the development of siege warfare in the ancient world from Ancient Persia in the 6th century BC to the 4th century Roman World, examining the techniques and weapons on this period.  As New/As New
Price: $41.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001354  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Boudicca's Rebellion AD 60-61
Fields, Ron
ISBN: 9781849083133
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, CAM233. When the Romans occupied the southern half of Britain in AD 43, the Iceni tribe quickly allied themselves with the invaders. Having paid tribute to Rome, they continued to be ruled by their own kings. But 17 years later when Prasutagus, the king of the Iceni, died the Romans decided to incorporate his kingdom into the new province. When his widow Boudicca protested, she ‘was flogged and their daughters raped’, sparking one of the most famous rebellions in history. This book tells how Boudicca raised her people and other tribes in revolt, overran the provincial towns of Camulodunum (Colchester), Londinium (London) and Verulamium (St Albans), destroyed the IX Legion, and nearly took control of the fledgling Roman province, before being finally brought to heel in a pitched battle at Mancetter. Contents: Introduction, Chronology, Opposing commanders, Opposing armies, Opposing plans, The campaign, Aftermath, The Battlefield today, Bibliography, Glossary, Index.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005072  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Caesar's Civil War: 49-44 BC
Goldsworthy, Adrian
ISBN: 1841763926
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 95 pages, ESS042. Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great were two of the greatest generals Rome had ever produced. Together they had brought vast stretches of territory under Roman dominion. In 49 BC they turned against each other and plunged Rome into civil war. Legion was pitched against legion in a vicious battle for political domination of the vast Roman world. Based on original sources, Adrian Goldsworthy provides a gripping account of this desperate power struggle. The armies were evenly matched but in the end Caesar's genius as a commander and his great good luck brought him victory in 45 BC.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007283  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Caesar's Gallic Wars 58-50 BC
Gilliver, Kate
ISBN: 1841763055
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 95 pages, ESS043. Julius Caesar was one of the most ambitious and successful politicians of the late Roman Republic and his short but bloody conquest of the Celtic tribes led to the establishment of the Roman province of Gaul (modern France). Caesar's commentaries on his Gallic Wars provide us with the most detailed surviving eye-witness account of a campaign from antiquity. Kate Gilliver makes use of this account and other surviving evidence to consider the importance of the Gallic Wars in the context of the collapse of the Roman Republic and its slide toward civil war.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007282  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Cannae, 216 BC: Hannibal Smashes Rome's Army
Healy, Mark
ISBN: 9781855324701
Osprey Publishing Ltd Oxford, United Kingdom 1994 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, CAM036. Cannae is rightly regarded as one of the greatest battles of military history. Hannibal's stratagem has become a model of the perfectly fought battle and is studied in detail at military academies around the world. At Cannae the Romans confronted Hannibal with an army of 80,000 infantry and 6,000 cavalry. Hannibal faced them with 40,000 foot and 10,000 horse. The engagement that followed was a masterpiece of battlefield control. By the end of the conflict the Romans had lost 47,500 infantry and 2,700 cavalry killed and a further 19,300 captured.  As New
Price: $32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005388  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Carthage Must be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization
Miles, Richard
Allen Lane  2010 
 Hard Cover New book, 521 pages. The devastating struggle to the death between the Carthaginians and the Romans was one of the defining dramas of the Ancient World. In an epic series of land and sea battles both sides came close to victory before the Carthaginians finally buckled and their capital city, history and culture were almost utterly erased. The last great threat to Roman supremacy across the entire Mediterranean had gone, fulfilling Cato the Elder's insistent demand that 'Carthage must be destroyed'. This book brilliantly brings to life this lost empire - from its origins among the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon to its apotheosis as the greatest sea-power in the Mediterranean, with interests stretching from the Middle East to southern Spain. Roman ferocity tried to remove Carthage from history, but it is possible nonetheless to create an extraordinary narrative of a civilization which left an indelible, if often hidden legacy for those that followed. At the heart of all attempts to understand Carthage must lie the extraordinary figure of Hannibal - the scourge of Rome and one of the greatest, most charismatic and innovative of all military leaders, but a man also who ultimately led his people to catastrophe. Drawing on a wealth of new archaeological research, Richard Miles makes Carthage vivid as it has never been before.  As New/Very Good
Price: $29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006395  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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For the Glory of Rome: A History of Warriors and Warfare
Cowan, Ross
ISBN: 9781853677335
Greenhill Press  2007 
 Hard Cover New book, 287 pages. Ancient Rome was uniquely bellicose. Her legionaries are often cited as the original professional soldiers and famed for their iron discipline, but they were also formidable individual warriors, sometimes berserks, who gloried in single combat, taking heads and despoiling their enemies. They were men who believed they were sired by a god of war, driven by the need to create and sustain heroic reputations, and who disrobed in public to display battle scars. Yet these same warriors read philosophy, wrote history and recited poetry. For the Glory of Rome introduces the heroic, yet utterly ruthless, men who carved out the Roman Empire. The author examines the deeds of men like Siccius Dentatus, the victor of eight single combats and a hero of the common people; Decius Mus, the consul who charged into the midst of the enemy at Sentinum to devote himself to the gods of the Underworld; and the feuding centurions Pullo and Vorenus, rivals for every post and honour but bound together by their loyalty to Caesar. Ross Cowan explores the mindset of the Roman fighting men, examining their motivation, beliefs and superstitions, illuminating why they fought and died for the glory of Rome.  As New/As New
Price: $48.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003154  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Granicus 334 BC: Alexander’s First Persian Victory
Thompson, Michael
ISBN: 9781846030994
Osprey Pub Co  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, CAM182. Granicus River was Alexander's first great victory over the Persians, where he demonstrated the heroic style of active and decisive leadership that was the hallmark of his career. In the initial engagement, Alexander's 5,000 cavalry, supported by archers and javelin men, routed a force of 20,000 Persian cavalry This convincing victory was the springboard for the subjugation of the coastal cities, the neutralisation of the Persian navy and ultimately the conquest of the Persian Empire. Exploring the courageous leadership of one of the world's most inspirational yet ruthless leaders, this book provides a detailed analysis of the battle, strategy and tactics of the forces engaged. Contents: Origins of the Campaign - Chronology - Opposing Commanders - Opposing Armies - Opposing Plans - Campaign - The Battle - Aftermath - Battlefield Today - Bibliography.  As New
Price: $32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002526  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Hannibal: The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of History
Fields, Nic
ISBN: 9781849083492
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, CMD11. By the end of the First Punic War Carthage had been humiliatingly chased from the high seas, its once-powerful fleet reduced to a handful of triremes. However in 219 BC Hannibal, the eldest son of the charismatic general Hamilcar Barca, began the Second Punic War and was so successful that he threatened to destroy Roman power completely. Hannibal was a cool, thoughtful general, and can arguably be described as the greatest general of antiquity. His genius rested on a mixture of bluff, double bluff, and an ability to use all troop types to their best advantage. The battle of Cannae remains a chef-d'oeuvre to which generations of subsequent generals have aspired.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005086  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Julius Caesar: The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of History
Fields, Nic
ISBN: 9781846039287
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, CMD04. One of the greatest military commanders in history, Julius Caesar's most famous victory - the conquest of Gaul - was to him little more than a stepping stone to power. An audacious and decisive general, his victories over the Gauls allowed him to challenge for the political leadership of Rome. Leading a single legion across the Rubicon in 49 BC, Caesar launched a civil war which would end the Roman Republic and usher in the Roman Empire, with Caesar at its helm. This examination of the great general's life covers his great victories and few defeats, looking at the factors which lay behind his military genius.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004954  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Lords of Battle: The World of the Celtic Warrior
Allen, Stephen
ISBN: 9781841769486
Osprey Pub Co Oxford, United Kingdom 2007 
 Hard Cover New book, 224 pages. To the classical civilisations of Greece and Rome, the Celtic Warrior of the late Iron Age was the archetypal barbarian: savage, undisciplined, and bloodthirsty beyond belief. In a clash of cultures that lasted almost five hundred years, the rich and vibrant society in which he lived, fought and died was vitually destroyed, becoming the stuff of myth and legend. Covering the period from the first mention of Celts by ancient Greek writers to the Roman conquest of Britain. Stephen Allen examines the Celtic warrior, his society and his place within it, and the conflicts that would eventually destroy his world. Beautifully illustrated with colour photos of Celtic artefacts and craftsmanship, this book provides a fascinating insight into a culture whose legacy has endured to the present day.  As New/As New
Price: $44.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001736  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Mons Graupius AD 83: Rome’s battle at the edge of the World
Campbell, Duncan
ISBN: 9781846039263
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, CAM224. In AD 77, Roman forces under Agricola marched into the northern reaches of Britain in an attempt to pacify the Caledonian tribesman. For seven years, the Romans marched and battled across what is now Scotland. Finally, in AD 83, they fought the final battle at Mons Graupius where 10,000 Caledonians were slaughtered from only 360 Roman dead. It proved the high-water mark of Roman power in Britain. Following unrest elsewhere in the empire, the north of Scotland was abandoned and Rome’s forces began their long retreat. Never again would Roman arms stand on the edge of the known world. Contents: Origins of the campaign, Chronology, Opposing forces, Opposing commanders and plans, The campaign, The battle, Aftermath, The battlefield today, Bibliography, Abbreviations, Index.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004636  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC
De Souza, Philip
ISBN: 9781841763576
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 95 pages, ESS027. It is a testament to the fascination of the subject that even today the events of the Peloponnesian War are studied for what they can teach about diplomacy, strategy and tactics. This book reveals the darker side of Classical Greek civilization. From the horrific effects of overcrowding and the plague on the population of Athens, to the vicious civil strife that often erupted in cities allied with Athens or Sparta, this volume offers vivid and at times disturbing insights into the impact of warfare on the people who are celebrated as the founders of Western civilization.   As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005384  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Pharsalus 48 BC
Sheppard, Simon
ISBN: 1846030021
Osprey Publishing Ltd Oxford, United Kingdom 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, CAM174. In 48 BC, the stage was set for the final clash of the two titans of the Roman world and the odds were heavily in Pompey's favour, with 45,000 men against Caesar's 22,000. Having the dice loaded against him, however, seems to have stimulated Caesar's genius for battle. In a brilliant display of generalship he routed his rival's larger army. Pompey's army retreated, with Caesar's army in parallel pursuit, until, their general having escaped, Pompey's men finally surrendered. Simon Sheppard expertly charts the events surrounding the Pharsalus campaign, and the seismic implications of the decisive clash between the two greatest generals of their age. Contents: Introduction; Chronology; Opposing commanders: The Caesareans & The Republicans; The Legions of the Late Republic; The Campaign: The Rubicon to Brundisium - Brundisium to Dyrrachium - Dyrrachium to Pharsalus; The Battle; Aftermath; The Battlefield Today; Bibliography.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005623  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Pompey: Leadership - Strategy - Conflict
Fields, Nic
ISBN: 9781849085724
Osprey Pub Co  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, CMD23. Pompey, or Pompey the Great, was one of the best military leaders of the late Roman Republic. His campaigns against the Marians, his battles in Hispania and his defeat of the Mediterranean pirates launched him to political stardom where he became an ally of Julius Caesar and a member of the First Triumvirate. However, an alliance between two such ambitious figures could not last, and the two became bitter rivals as the Republic descended into civil war. This book tells the complete story of Pompey as a military commander, pulling him out from the shadows of Julius Caesar's writings and examining him and his campaigns on their own merits.   As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005951  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Rome at War AD 293-696
Whitby, Michael
ISBN: 1841763594
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 95 pages, ESS021. In the early third century AD the Roman Empire was a force to be reckoned with, controlling vast territories and wielding enormous political power from Scotland to the Sahara. 400 years later this mighty Empire was falling apart in the face of successive problems that the rulers failed to deal with. In this challenging new volume Michael Whitby tackles the fundamental issues (such as the rise of Christianity) that led to the 'decline and fall' of the Roman Empire, and offers a startling reassessment of the performance of the late Roman army.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001290  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Syracuse 415-413 BC: Destruction of the Athenian Imperial Fleet
Fields, Nic
ISBN: 9781846032585
Osprey Pub Co  2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, CAM195. In the midsummer of 415 BC Athens launched a pre-emptive attack on Syracuse, urged on by the brilliant but reckless Athenian general Alcibiades, who claimed the Syracusans were providing the hostile Peloponnesian League with supplies. Moreover, if Athens could establish itself in Sicily then it would be in a commanding position for future aggression against Carthage. Possession of Syracuse would also allow the Athenians to dominate the Mediterranean. Nic Fields examines the foolhardy campaign in which Athens ignored the strategic implications of attacking a nation that was over 1,100 km away as two enormous armadas and 60,000 Athenians and their allies fought for two years against the only other democracy in the Greek world. Rare illustrations and breath-taking full-colour artwork complete the account of a disastrous campaign from which very few Athenians returned. Contents: Origins of the Campaign - Chronology - Opposing plans - Opposing commanders - Opposing forces - Orders of battle - The expedition is launched - The battles of Syracuse - Aftermath - The battlefield today - Further reading - Index.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005934  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Teutoburg Forest AD 9: The destruction of Varus and his Legions
McNally, Michael
ISBN: 9781846035814
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, CAM228. Arminius, a young member of the Cheruscan tribe under the Roman Empire felt that Rome could be beaten in battle and that such a victory would guarantee the freedom of the Germans as a confederation of independent tribes, led by the Cheruscans, who would - in turn - be led by him. Throughout AD 8 and the early part of AD 9, Arminius used his position under the governor of Germania Inferior well, ostensibly promoting Rome whilst in reality welding the tribes together in an anti-Roman alliance, agreeing with his confederates that they would wait until the Roman garrison had moved to their summer quarters and then rise up against the invaders. With the arrival of September, the time soon came for the Roman troops to return to their stations along the Rhine and as they marched westwards through the almost impenetrable Teutoburg Forest, Arminius sprang his trap. In a series of running battles in the forest, Varus' army, consisting of three Roman Legions (XVII, XVIII and XIX) and several thousand auxiliaries - a total of roughly 20,000 men - was destroyed. The consequences for Rome were enormous - the province of Germania was now virtually undefended and Gaul was open to a German invasion which although it never materialized, led a traumatized Augustus to decree that, henceforth, the Rhine would remain the demarcation line between the Roman world and the German tribes, in addition to which the destroyed legions were never re-formed or their numbers reused in the Roman Army: after AD 9, the sequence of numbers would run from I to XVI and then from XX onwards, it was as if the three legions had never existed.   As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005785  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Army of Alexander the Great
English, Stephen
ISBN: 184415839X
Pen & Sword  2009 
 Hard Cover New book, 164 pages. Alexander the Great is often regarded as the greatest military genius of all time (Julius Caesar wept at the feet of his statue in envy of his achievements). Most of his thirteen year reign as king of Macedon was spend in hard campaigning, during which he was never defeated in open battle and never besieged a city he did not take. Yet, while biographies of Alexander abound, there are relatively few full length books dedicated to the Macedonian army which made his dazzling conquests possible. Stephen English investigates every element of the Macedonian forces, analysing the recruitment, equipment, organisation, command and tactics of each of the fighting arms (including the famous pike phalanxes, elite hypaspists, and incomparable Companion Cavalry). Alexander's naval forces are also covered. The author draws on recent archaeological evidence and scholoarship to present a detailed portrait of the army which conquered half the known world and repeatedly proved itself the most formidable war machine of the age.  As New/As New
Price: $48.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004797  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Boudican Revolt Against Rome
Sealey, Paul R.
ISBN: 0747806187
Shire Books  2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages. In AD 60, only seventeen years after the Roman invasion of Britain, the Iceni and Trinovantes of East Anglia and Essex joined forces in revolt against the harsh and oppressive Roman administration of the province. Their leader was Queen Boudica of the Iceni. With most of the Roman army away on campaign in North Wales, the Britons faced little initial resistance. The Roman cities of Colchester, London and Verulamium were sacked before Boudica and her warriors were defeated at a pitched battle against the Roman general Suetonius Paullinus in the Midlands.This book tells the story of how the Romans coped with the most serious threat to their hold on Britain and explains the important contribution archaeology has made towards understanding the revolt.  As New
Price: $15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003337  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Crisis of Rome: The Jugurthine and Northern Wars and the Rise of Marius
Sampson, Gareth
ISBN: 1844159728
Pen & Sword  2010 
 Hard Cover New book, 259 pages. In the later 2nd century BC, after a period of rapid expansion and conquest, the Roman Republic found itself in crisis. In North Africa her armies were already bogged down in a long and difficult guerrilla war in a harsh environment when an invasion by a coalition of Germanic tribes, the Cimbri, Teutones and Ambrones, threatened Italy and Rome itself, inflicting a series of heavy reverses on Roman forces, culminating in the catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Arausio. Gaius Marius was the man of the hour. He brought the first war to a victorious end, crushing the Numidian King Jugurtha in battle and leading him back to Rome in chains. Before his ship even returned to Italy, the senate elected Marius to lead the war against the northern invaders. Reorgaising and reinvigorating the demoralised Roman legions, he led them to two remarkable victories in the space of months, crushing the Teutones and Ambrones at Aquae Sextiae and the Cimbri at Vercellae. The Roman Army emerged from this period of crisis a much leaner and more professional force and the author examines the extent to which the 'Marian Reforms' were responsible for this and the extent to which they can be attributed to Marius himself.   As New/As New
Price: $48.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004798  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Greek and Persian Wars, 499-386 BC
De Souza, Philip
ISBN: 1841763586
Osprey Publishing, Limited Oxford, United Kingdom 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 95 pages, ESS036. This book covers one of the defining periods of European history. The series of wars between the Classical Greeks and the Persian Empire produced the famous battles of Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis, as well as an ill-fated attempt to overthrow the Persian king in 400 BC, which helped to inspire the conquests of Alexander the Great.To tell the story of these momentous events, of the lives of great men and women, of the societies and cultures that produced them, and to explain how and why they came into conflict was the aim of Herodotus, 'the Father of History', whose account of the wars is our principal source and the first book to be called a 'history'.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004195  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Jewish Revolt AD 66-74
Sheppard, Si
ISBN: 9781780961835
Osprey Pub Co  2013 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, CAM252. In AD 66 a local disturbance in Caesarea caused by Greeks sacrificing birds in front of a local synagogue exploded into a pan-Jewish revolt against their Roman overlords. Gaining momentum, the rebels successfully occupied Jerusalem and drove off an attack by the Roman legate of Syria, Cestus Gallius, who was defeated at the battle of Beth Horon. The emperor Nero dispatched the Roman general Vespasian along with reinforcements and, having crushed the revolt in Galilee he became embroiled in the events of the Year of the Four Emperors that would lead to his assumption of the Imperial throne. His son Titus was left to carry on the war which culminated in the dramatic siege of Jerusalem in AD 70. Remorselessly, the legions strangled the life out of the defense street by street, leaving nothing but rubble and ashes in their wake. The apotheosis of the conflict was the final stand of the last holdouts in the Temple precinct itself, and the utter annihilation of this, the physical manifestation of Judaism itself. The last remnants held out in the mountain fortress of Masada until AD 73 when with the Romans breaking down the walls the defenders committed mass suicide bringing the revolt to an end.   As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007094  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC
De Souza, Philip
ISBN: 1841763578
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 95 pages, ESS027. It is a testament to the fascination of the subject that even today the events of the Peloponnesian War are studied for what they can teach about diplomacy, strategy and tactics. This book reveals the darker side of Classical Greek civilization. From the horrific effects of overcrowding and the plague on the population of Athens, to the vicious civil strife that often erupted in cities allied with Athens or Sparta, this volume offers vivid and at times disturbing insights into the impact of warfare on the people who are celebrated as the founders of Western civilization.   As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005725  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Rise of Imperial Rome, AD 14-193
Campbell, Duncan
ISBN: 9781780962801
Osprey Pub Co  2013 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, ESS076. In this book Duncan Campbell explores the course of the wars that ensued as successive emperors sought to extend the empire, from Claudius' conquest of Britannia, Domitian's campaigns on the Rhine and the Danube, through Trajan's Dacian Wars and Parthian War, to Marcus Aurelius' Marcomannic Wars, as well as the Jewish Wars. The period covered in this book ends with the consolidation of the Roman frontiers along the Rhine and Danube. This book provides a summary of the strengths, limitations and evolving character of the Roman army during the first two centuries AD, as well as those of the forces of Rome's enemies across the Rhine and Danube in Germany and Romania, and in the East, in the form of the Parthian empire of Iraq/Iran. Fully illustrated with photographs depicting the emperors, their armies and enemies, and the remains of Roman fortifications and public buildings, plus informative full-colour maps, this is the epic story of the wars waged by a succession of emperors during the period in which Imperial Rome reached its zenith.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007026  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Rise of Imperial Rome, AD 14-193
Campbell, Duncan
ISBN: 9781780962801
Osprey Pub Co  2013 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, ESS076. In this book Duncan Campbell explores the course of the wars that ensued as successive emperors sought to extend the empire, from Claudius' conquest of Britannia, Domitian's campaigns on the Rhine and the Danube, through Trajan's Dacian Wars and Parthian War, to Marcus Aurelius' Marcomannic Wars, as well as the Jewish Wars. The period covered in this book ends with the consolidation of the Roman frontiers along the Rhine and Danube. This book provides a summary of the strengths, limitations and evolving character of the Roman army during the first two centuries AD, as well as those of the forces of Rome's enemies across the Rhine and Danube in Germany and Romania, and in the East, in the form of the Parthian empire of Iraq/Iran. Fully illustrated with photographs depicting the emperors, their armies and enemies, and the remains of Roman fortifications and public buildings, plus informative full-colour maps, this is the epic story of the wars waged by a succession of emperors during the period in which Imperial Rome reached its zenith.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007038  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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