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Lost Battles: Reconstructing the Great Clashes of the Ancient World Paperback – 20 Mar 2009

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  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Hambledon Continuum (20 Mar. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826430155
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826430151
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A highly innovative study, presenting a new way of understanding what happened in the great battles of the ancient world."

"Sabin offers a brilliant reconstruction of ancient Greek and Roman battle. He models and 'refights' those battles through a game-like process that brings them to life. The result is utterly fascinating. There are new insights both into specific battle and into the relative importance of moral and material factors. Lost Battles is required reading for anyone interested in ancient warfare."

"Lost Battles is an important contribution to our understanding of ancient land combat. Any warmonger with an interest in ancients will want to own a copy." -Mike Markowitz, NYMAS Review, 2008


Philip Sabin's book offers a unique and dynamic insight into ancient warfare, combining academic rigour with the accessibility of simulation gaming. Taking a new and innovative approach to the battles of antiquity, Phil Sabin draws together ancient evidence and modern scholarship to create a whole new means of examining the great clashes of the ancient world. Having developed a model to capture the movement and combat of the opposing armies we are able to actually interrogate the lessons of history. The book develops detailed 'scenarios' for individual battles such as Marathon and Cannae, to cast light on which particular interpretations of the ancient conflict are realistic. Readers can use the model to experiment for themselves by refighting engagements of their choice, tweaking the scenarios to accord with their own judgements of the evidence, trying out different tactics from those used historically and seeing how the battle then plays out.The book thus offers a unique dynamic insight into ancient warfare, combining academic rigour with the interest and accessibility of simulation gaming.

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