This book was first published on 1981 and has gone through several editions. This latest edition is a fantastic edition to any military history, Roman, Greek or wargames enthusiast.
This book is like an osprey illustrated book on Steroids. It is a massive 320 odd pages jammed packed with a huge amount of detail.
This isn’t a book you read. This is a book you keep dipping on and out of.
The book covers 3 periods of ancient history chronologically.
- Greece and Macedonia
- Italy and the Western Mediterranean
- The Roman Empire
The book is full of details illustrations, maps and photographs. This is going to take a huge amount of time to get through.
My only one gripe is the 3 column page format for reading. But I can see why they have does it, too cram in as much as possible.
The books ends with 3 appendices on war at sea, fortifications and siege warfare, and finally a lot of plates depicting clothing and uniforms of the period.
I really recommend this book.
You can buy the book here from Pen and Sword books
Please note I was not paid to write this review but was sent a review copy of the book. All comments are my own, and the publishers have not amended the review in any way.