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By William M. Murray

ISBN-10: 019538864X

ISBN-13: 9780195388640

ISBN-10: 0199382255

ISBN-13: 9780199382255

whereas we all know greatly approximately naval innovations within the classical Greek and later Roman sessions, our realizing of the interval in between--the Hellenistic Age--has by no means been as entire. even if, due to new actual proof chanced on some time past half-century and the development of Olympias, a full-scale operating version of an Athenian trieres (trireme) by way of the Hellenic military through the Eighties, we've new insights into the evolution of naval battle following the dying of Alexander the good. In what has been defined as an old naval palms race, the successors of Alexander produced the most important warships of antiquity, a few so long as four hundred ft wearing as many as 4000 rowers and 3000 marines. gigantic, remarkable, and problematic, those warships "of better form"--as defined via Livy--were equipped not only to easily exhibit strength yet to safe particular strategic ambitions. whilst those specific components disappeared, this "Macedonian" version of naval strength additionally light away--that is, until eventually Cleopatra and Mark Antony made one short, extravagant try to reestablish it, an pastime Octavian positioned an finish to as soon as and for all on the conflict of Actium. Representing the culmination of greater than thirty years of research, The Age of Titans presents the main shiny account thus far of Hellenistic naval warfare.

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