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The Greek and Persian Wars 500–323 BC (Osprey Men at Arms #69)

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In the early 5th century BC, after the fall of the Lydian Empire, the Persian Wars began. It was an ideological conflict which pitted a proud, democratic, freedom-loving people against a tyrannical and mighty empire. The stories of the many battles fought between the Greeks and the Persians are here spendidly brought to life by Jack Cassin-Scott, who details the tactics, o ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 1st 1977 by Osprey Publishing
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Declan Waters
Mar 03, 2018 rated it liked it
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Fitting 180 years of warfare into a 50 page book was always a struggle, but this is a good introduction to the conflict

However the years have been a little harsh to the book at the common practice today of full colour pages and computer drawn maps do make some of the illustrations and explanations a little dated. You also need to know the Greek and Persian worlds to know where the places described are.
Gerry Germond
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ancient-history
The Osprey Men-at-Arms Series is a series of over five hundred short books, forty pages or so, describing military forces throughout world history. The centerpiece of each book is eight full color illustrations which are frequently used by hobbyists who paint military miniatures. It’s surprising what subjects, including arms, uniforms, and equipment, these little histories cover. A catalog is available on line.

This is an older book, published in 1977, and attempts to cover a nascent nation and
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