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The Ancient City: Life in Classical Athens and Rome
The Ancient City: Life in Classical Athens and Rome
by Peter Connolly
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterly achievment by Peter Connolly, 12 Mar 2014
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In this superbly illustrated volume, Athens and Rome, the two greatest cities of antiquity, spring to life under the masterful pen of Peter Connolly. All the historical and archaeological evidence has been seamlessly pieced together to reconstruct the architectural wonders of these mighty civilizations. Re creating public buildings, religious temples, shops, and houses, Connolly reveals every aspect of life in glorious detail, from religion and food to drama, games, and the baths. In addition to the great monuments and moments of classical Greece and Rome, readers learn about a typical day in the life of an Athenian and a Roman. They read about and see the houses people inhabited; attend 5 day festivals and go to the theatre; fight great battles and witness the birth of Rome's navy; visit temples and spend a day at the chariot races. The spectacular artwork and vivid descriptions provide a window into the fascinating history of these two extraordinary cities and civilizations. The Ancient City is the crowning achievement of Peter Connolly's distinguished career.
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Hannibal (Command)
Hannibal (Command)
by Nic Fields
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.09

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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent overview of Hannibal the great., 11 Mar 2014
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An excellent complement to the Osprey campaign title Cannae, although a mini biography it is still packed with very illuminating and concise details of the great man. The booklet opens with an introduction to Hannibal's early life and continues on through the march on Rome and the salient battles, to his eventual defeat and sad demise.
Nic Fields within the confined space allotted by Osprey, pens an excellent overview of one of the greatest generals in history depicting his talents as a born leader and great tactician with a compelling narrative, fast paced and at times humorous. The narrative is complimented with fine illustrations and colour plates. Highly recommended.
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Armies of the Carthaginian Wars, 265-146 B.C. (Men-at-arms)
Armies of the Carthaginian Wars, 265-146 B.C. (Men-at-arms)
by Terence Wise
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.66

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fine overview of armies of the carthaginian wars, 11 Mar 2014
This title is somewhat dated, however it does provide a decent overview of the Carthaginian and Roman armies of this period. The author first examines the origins of Carthage, its society, arms and equipment, the diverse make up of the army with the different ethnic groups represented, and also the mercenary element. The second half of this booklet deals with the Roman army in much the same way as the Carthaginians.
All in all a good solid introduction to the armies of the Punic wars complemented with fine illustrations and colour plates. Recommended. The perfect companion to this work is the ROMA VICTRIX WINE BEAKER,Calix Imperium, Roma Victrix Pewter wine beaker


The Praetorian Guard (Elite)
The Praetorian Guard (Elite)
by Boris Rankov
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.22

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fine overview on the Praetorian Guard., 11 Mar 2014
I feel that some reviewers have been overly critical on this work, especially when referring to more in-depth information on the subject. If one considers that the booklet is only 63 pages long, as are most Osprey titles, and nearly all these offerings are meant as an introduction to the subject.
In this work Boris Rankov to my mind, covers a lot of territory from the origins of the Guard, organisation, timeline, uniforms and equipment. The narrative is complemented with excellent photographs and colour plates. Recommended.
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Carthaginian Warrior 264-146 BC
Carthaginian Warrior 264-146 BC
by Nic Fields
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good reference book., 11 Mar 2014
This entry in Osprey's Warrior series looks at the armies of Carthage during the long Punic Wars, a period that saw half a century of war between Rome and Carthage, as well as conflicts in Spain and a dangerous mercenary rebellion on Carthage's home ground.

Fields covers a wide range of topics, from the constitution of Carthage to the daily diet of her soldiers, and how they were recruited, trained and equipped.

Carthage fought a long series of wars against the Greeks of Sicily in which the citizens of Carthage played a major part, but by the start of the First Punic War and the period covered by this book Carthage's armies were almost entirely made up of mercenaries and allies, with strong contingents from Africa and Iberia. As a result this book has to cover quite a lot of ground, looking at the individual fighting skills and tactics of many different ethnic groups.

This offering is probably best used as a reference book to a more in depth work on the Punic Wars or other conflicts involving Carthage, providing the sort of background information that is often missing in narrative histories of the wars.

The colour plates by Steve noon are superb, complemented by excellent colour photos and an interesting strong flowing narrative by Nic Fields. Recommended.

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Greek and Roman Siege Machinery 399 BC-AD 363 (New Vanguard)
Greek and Roman Siege Machinery 399 BC-AD 363 (New Vanguard)
by Duncan B. Campbell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.22

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good overview on Greek and Roman Siege Machinery, 11 Mar 2014
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A good introduction to Greek and Roman Siege Machinery the narrative includes siege towers, tortoise sheds, ancillary machines such as the Sambuca giant laddered drawbridges mounted on ships and for transferring troops over city walls, and the ram tortoise.
The text is complemented by excellent illustration's and colour plates. Recommended.
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Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC - AD 363 (New Vanguard)
Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC - AD 363 (New Vanguard)
by Duncan B. Campbell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A decent overview of Greek and Roman artillery., 11 Mar 2014
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As one reviewer rightly points out this is a good overview on the construction and mechanics of Greek and Roman artillery, however it does fail on utilization and battle performance information I would have thought more space would have been given for these points.
The colour plates and illustrations are excellent. Recommended.
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Hadrian's Wall AD 122-410 (Fortress)
Hadrian's Wall AD 122-410 (Fortress)
by Nic Fields
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good overview of the wall system., 11 Mar 2014
Hadrians wall was not only a defensive system, but mainly offensive although the forts were manned in cohort strength the idea was not to defend in depth any one particular strong point, more as a rallying point for any part of the wall threatened, this is born out by the signal stations and the strategic positions of cavalry and infantry forts stationed on and behind the wall. When a part of the wall was threatened troops could be moved swiftly to the point of conflict via the military way running behind the length of the wall. The gates in the mile castles and forts would then be used as sally points to take an invading enemy in flank or rear and for the eventual pursuit.

Dr Fields to my mind has done a Stirling job of packing so much worthwhile information into such a small booklet, this work should be considered as an excellent introduction to one of the most important and complex fort systems ever built in antiquity. To compliment the text there are many reconstruction colour plates and illustrations highly recommended.
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Rome's Northern Frontier AD, 70-235: Beyond Hadrian's Wall (Fortress)
Rome's Northern Frontier AD, 70-235: Beyond Hadrian's Wall (Fortress)
by Nic Fields
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good overview of Rome's Northern Frontier AD, 70-235:, 11 Mar 2014
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Another welcome addition to the Osprey fortress series, this very informative booklet of 64 pages, highlights Agricolas northern campaigns, the Gask ridge project, and the Antonine wall, with many fine illustrations colour plates, photos and maps. Recommended.
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Teutoburg Forest AD 9: The Destruction of Varus and His Legions (Campaign)
Teutoburg Forest AD 9: The Destruction of Varus and His Legions (Campaign)
by Michael McNally
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent overview of the AD 9 Teutoburg disaster., 10 Mar 2014
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Having read that outstanding work by Tony Clunn THE QUEST FOR THE LOST ROMAN LEGIONS:
I was pleased to come across this Osprey rendition of the AD 9 Teutoberg disaster. This well written booklet is an ideal reference work to the former more in-depth account, with an excellent narrative, maps, illustrations, and colour plates. This booklet is ideal for anyone interested in the ancient world from novices to historians. Highly recommended. The perfect companion to this excellent work is THE ROMA VICTRIX WINE BEAKERCalix Imperium, Roma Victrix Pewter wine beaker


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