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Great Naval Battles of the Ancient Greek World



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Naval warfare is the unsung hero of ancient Greek military history, often overshadowed by the more glorified land battles. Owen Rees looks to redress the balance, giving naval battles their due attention. This book presents a selection of thirteen naval battles that span a defining century in ancient Greek history, from the Ionian Revolt and Persian Invasion to the rise of external naval powers in the Mediterranean Sea, such as the Carthaginians. Each battle is set in context. The background, wider military campaigns, and the opposing forces are discussed, followed by a narrative and analysis of the fighting. Finally, the aftermath of the battles are dealt with, looking at the strategic implications of the outcome for both the victor and the defeated. The battle narratives are supported by maps and tactical diagrams, showing the deployment of the fleets and the wider geographical factors involved in battle. Written in an accessible tone, this book successfully shows that Greek naval warfare did not start and end at the battle of Salamis. AUTHOR: Owen Rees is an historian and a freelance writer, regularly contributing to publications specializing in ancient and medieval warfare. He is an editor for the digital magazine My History Digest, and was formerly an assistant editor at SPARTA: Journal of Ancient Spartan and Greek History. Owen is currently working towards his PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University and is the author of Great Battles of the Classical Greek World.

Product code: 9781473827301

ISBN 9781473827301
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
Demonstrates there was more to Greek naval warfare than the battle of Salamis. It is well researched from ancient sources, easy narrative tone & supported by battle diagrams