This is one of the book of the Armies of the Past series. I have been asked to a review a few of these and I find them amazing. As a Living history enthusiast I find Gabriele’s books to be great. The photography and reproduction of the dress, equipment and weaponry is very well done and helps the reader to see the work and craftsmanship that goes into this period of history.
The book covers the early part of Greek history and includes the birth of the Polis and the hoplite, as well as other troops of the period. It covers the Persian wars up to the rise of the Macedonian empire. All the major wars of the period are covered in this book.
The photos are not simply added a section in the middle of the book, but are used very liberally throughout the book. This really adds something to this range of book.
I can highly recommend this book to anyone interested in this period of history. You can read about the reenactment group that are the basis of the photography in the 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.