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By Richard Evans

Richard Evans revisits the websites of a range of Greek and Roman battles and sieges to hunt new insights. The conflict narratives in historic assets could be a exciting learn and shape the foundation of our wisdom of those epic occasions, yet they could simply as frequently offer an incomplete or imprecise checklist. information, specially these relating to topographical and geographical concerns which could have a basic significance to army activities, are left tantalisingly uncertain to the fashionable reader. The facts from archaeological excavation paintings can occasionally fill in a spot in our figuring out, yet such an technique is still unusual in learning historical battles. via combining the traditional resources and most up-to-date archaeological findings together with his own observations at the flooring, Richard Evans brings new views to the dramatic occasions of the far away earlier. The campaigns and battles chosen for this quantity are: Ionian rebellion (499-493BC), Marathon (490 BC), Thermopylai (480 BC), Ilerda (49 BC) and Bedriacum (AD69).

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