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Warfare & Battles in Ancient Greece
Quiz by Patrick Goodman

Warfare & Battles in Ancient Greece

Darius I Cosmopolitan Delian League Diadochi Hoplite Hoplon Ionian Revolt Leonidas I Mardonius Miltiades Oblique Infantry Deployment Peace of Callias Pelopponesian League Phalanx Satrap Successor Themistocles Trireme Xerxes I
Themistocles
Image by Sailko

Themistocles

A marble bust of Athenian statesman and general Themistocles (c. 524 - c. 460 BCE), the victorious commander at the crucial battle of Salamis against Persia. (Museo Ostiense, Ostia)
Wars of Roses 1455-1487 CE - English Civil Wars DOCUMENTARY
Video by Kings and Generals

Wars of Roses 1455-1487 CE - English Civil Wars DOCUMENTARY

In this new Kings and Generals animated historical documentary, we will cover the Wars of the Roses, describing one of the first Civil Wars in English history. The Hundred Years' War is over and the descendants of Edward III of England...
Wars of the Roses
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses (1455-1487 CE) was a dynastic conflict between the English nobility and monarchy which led to four decades of intermittent battles, executions, and murder plots. The elite of England was split into two...
Thermopylae: The Battle For The West
Book Review by Ernle Bradford

Thermopylae: The Battle For The West

Ernle Bradford’s Thermopylae: The Battle for the West is an exciting book for general enthusiasts of ancient history. This speedy read does not strictly focus on the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BCE), where Leonidas and the 300 Spartans...
The Persians: Lost Civilizations
Book Review by Geoffrey Parker

The Persians: Lost Civilizations

Iran tends to appear in Western media today only for negative press: conflicts in the Middle East always include speculation of Iran's involvement for or against the aggressor du jour. It is easy to forget that the people living in the...
The Landmark Thucydides
Book Review by Mark Cartwright

The Landmark Thucydides

Covering the conflict between Sparta and Athens and their respective allies in the 5th century BCE this is a fascinating insight into ancient Greek politics, war and society in a crucial period of Greece's history.  Not only are...
The Wooden Walls of Thermopylae
Book Review by Nick Brown

The Wooden Walls of Thermopylae

When one thinks of historical military fiction, the mind perhaps turns to the great works of established authors like Michael Shaara, Bernard Cornwell, and C.S.Forester, to name a few. Their works, as a foundation, have literally stacks full...
Ancient Greek Warship: 500-322 BC (New Vanguard)
Book Review by Mark Cartwright

Ancient Greek Warship: 500-322 BC (New Vanguard)

Another fine Osprey book covering ancient greek warships from 500-322BC with sections on origins, design, construction, crew, armament and tactics, the Athenian navy, key battles, and the Olympias modern reconstruction project. A mix of colour...
The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World
Book Review by Mark Cartwright

The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World

The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World has a hefty price tag but as a compendium of stand alone chapters, each written by an expert in their respective field, the information packed within its 900-odd pages offers good value...