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Author Pietrykowski, Joseph.

Title Great battles of the Hellenistic world / Joseph Pietrykowski
Published Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 256 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents pt. I. Philip and Alexander -- Ch. 1. Chaironeia -- Ch. 2. Granikos -- Ch. 3. Issos -- Ch. 4. Gaugamela -- Ch. 5. Hydapses River -- pt. II. Successors -- Ch. 6. Paraitakene -- Ch. 7. Gabiene -- Ch. 8. Gaza -- Ch. 9. Ipsos -- pt. III. Pyrrhos of Epeiros -- Ch. 10. Heraklea -- Ch. 11. Asculum -- Ch. 12. Beneventum -- pt. IV. Later Battles -- Ch. 13. Sellasia -- Ch. 14. Raphia -- pt. V. Roman Conquest -- Ch. 15. Kynoskephalai -- Ch. 16. Magnesia -- Ch. 17. Pydna -- Ch. 18. Conclusion
Summary Annotation For almost two centuries the Macedonian phalanx, created by Philip II and refined by his son, Alexander the Great, dominated the battlefields of the ancient world from the sweltering riverbanks of India to the wooded hills of Italy. As the preferred weapon of some of antiquity's greatest commanders, this powerful military system took centre stage in many of the largest and most decisive conflicts of ancient times. Joseph Pietrykowski explores the struggles that shook the ancient world and shaped history. From the structure and composition of the opposing armies, to the strategy of their campaigns, to the leadership decisions and tactics that decided the engagements, Great Battles of the Hellenistic World examines seventeen landmark conflicts from Chaironeia to Pydna over the course of 170 years of bloody warfare
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Military art and science -- Greece -- History.
Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C.
Greece -- History, Military -- To 146 B.C.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1783039671 (electronic bk.)
1848847106 (electronic bk.)
9781783039678 (electronic bk.)
9781848847101 (electronic bk.)