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The Roman Conquests: Macedonia and Greece
The Roman Conquests: Macedonia and Greece
by Philip Matyszak
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 23 Sept. 2010
I wanted to read this for some time to see how the land of Alexander finally came under the under Roman boot. Its an interesting read. Basically, Macedonia learns its phalanx is out-of-date too late and they also suffer from poor leadership. At the same time, the Romans could have been checked had the Macedonians improved relations with Greek allies instead of having to fight Rome alone. In the end, Rome triumphs (as we know) and the dog eat dog world of ancient times continues.


The Wars of Alexander's Successors 323 - 281 BC: Commanders and Campaigns v. 1
The Wars of Alexander's Successors 323 - 281 BC: Commanders and Campaigns v. 1
by Bob Bennett
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good and informative, 20 Aug. 2010
A good book. I was thoroughly transfixed by what happened after Alexander died. His generals basically carved up his empire and fought a series of wars between each other. Their levels of brutality were appalling. Greed and fear ruled the world. By wasting their resources in internal conflicts, the Greek world weakened its grip on the world eventually and allowed the rise of the Romans. Just a pity that the book doesnt tell us what happened after the death of Selecleus. Maybe that will be volume 2?


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