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Hellenistic and Roman Naval Warfare 336BC-31BC by John D. Grainger PDF

By John D. Grainger

The interval lined during this booklet, is widely known for its epic battles and grand campaigns of territorial conquest, yet Hellenistic monarchies, Carthaginians and the rapacious Roman Republic have been scarcely much less energetic at sea. large assets have been poured into conserving fleets not just as symbols of status yet as technique of projecting actual army strength around the Mediterranean arena.Taking the interval among Alexander the Great's conquests and the conflict of Actium, John Grainger analyses the advancements in naval expertise and strategies, the makes use of and barriers of sea energy and the differing thoughts of some of the powers. He exhibits, for instance, how the Rhodians and the Romans eschewed the ever-larger monster galleys favoured via such a lot Hellenistic monarchs in favour of smaller vessels. this can be a interesting learn of a overlooked element of old warfare.

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