Introduction Chronology Historical background Military organisation Weapons Chariotry Siege warfare Naval warfare The life of the warrior Warfare War campaigns museums and electronic resources Bibliography Glossary Index
A detailed and highly illustrated account of the background and combat experience of the warriors of the Dark Age of Greek history with appeal to any enthusiast of ancient warfare.
Dr Raffaele D'Amato is an experienced Turin-based researcher of the ancient and medieval military worlds. After achieving his first PhD in Romano-Byzantine Law, and having collaborated with the University of Athens, he gained a second doctorate in Roman military archaeology. He currently works as vice-head of the Laboratory of the Danubian Provinces at the University of Ferrara, under Professor Livio Zerbini. Andrea Salimbeti has had a life-long interest in ancient military history, in particular the Bronze Age in Greece and the Middle East. He served as a paratrooper in the Italian Army in Beirut and attended the Space Academy and flight training in USA. He now works for the space programme, and is also author of various articles on aerospace technology and flight equipment. Entirely self-taught, Giuseppe Rava has established himself as a leading military history artist, and is inspired by the works of the great military artists, such as Detaille, Meissonier and Roechling. For more on Giuseppe, please visit his website at www.g-rava.it