Hellenistic infantry reform; in the 160’s BC

Hellenistic infantry reform; in the 160’s BC

Hellenistic infantry reform; in the 160’s BC.

Sekunda, Nicholas.

Gdansk U.

2006

189 pages

$60.00

Hardcover

Studies on the history of ancient and medieval art of warfare; v.5

U37

It was during this fateful decade that the military successes of Rome forced the Hellenistic world to admit that the splendid Hellenistic phalanx was no match for the Roman manipular tactical system, and that it was necessary to change the equipment, organization, and tactics of their heavy infantry, says Sekunda. So both the Ptolemaic and Seleucid heavy infantry were duly re-armed and re-organized along Roman lines. He draws his evidence from literary, epigraphic, papyrological, and representational sources. There is no index. The publisher’s full name is Fundation [sic] for the Development of Gdansk University. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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