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The Encyclopedia of Ancient Battles, 3 Volume Set

Michael Whitby (Editor), Harry Sidebottom (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8645-2
1496 pages
May 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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Focused on battle narratives of the classical world on land and at sea, this three-volume reference covers Archaic Greece in the eighth century BC to the rise of Islam in the seventh century AD.

  • Three-volume reference on land and sea battles of the classical world from Archaic Greece in the eighth century BC to the rise of Islam in the seventh century AD
  • Concentrates on narratives of specific battles, sieges, campaigns, and wars
  • Contains the most complete and up-to-date scholarship on the subject
  • Organized by individual wars, with chronological entries for each battle
  • Brings together a distinguished, international group of experts on ancient military history
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Table of Contents

Part I General Topics

1. Ancient Naval Warfare, 700 BC–AD 600
Boris Rankov

2. Ancient Siege Warfare, 700 BC–AD 645
Harry Sidebottom

3. War and Battle in the Greek World, 800–168 BC
Barry Strauss

4. War and Battle in the Roman World, 700 BC–AD 235
Paul Erdkamp

Part II Archaic Greece and the Near East

5. The Lelantine War, c.700 or c.540 BC
Hans van Wees

6. The Rise of Achaemenid Persia, 550–525 BC
Maria Brosius

7. Early Greek Wars, 750–450 BC
Hans van Wees

8. The Ionian Revolt, 498–494 BC
Maria Brosius

9. The Persian Wars, 492–450 BC
Christopher Hassan and Maria Brosius

Part III The Classical Greek World

10. The First Peloponnesian War, 460–446 BC
Fernando Echeverría

11. Latin, Etruscan, Aequian, Volsci, and Gallic Wars, 499–340 BC
Tim Cornell

12. The Second Peloponnesian War, 431–404 BC
Fernando Echeverría

13. The Anabasis and the Ten Thousand, 401–399 BC
Matthew Trundle

14. The Corinthian War, 395–387 BC
Matthew Trundle

15. Fourth-Century BC Greek Wars
Matthew Trundle

16. Carthaginian Offensives in Sicily, 409–307 BC
Matthew Trundle

17. Campaigns of Thebes, 379–362 BC
S³awomir Sprawski

Part IV The Macedonian Age and the Rise of Rome

18. The “Samnite Wars,” 343–290 BC
Tim Cornell

19. The Rise of Macedon, 359–336 BC
Edward Anson

20. Greeks in Italy, 342–303 BC
Michael Whitby

21. The Revolt of Agis, 333–331 BC
Michael Whitby

22. Campaigns of Alexander the Great, 336–323 BC

23. The Lamian War, 323–322 BC
S³awomir Sprawski

24. The Wars of the Successors, 323–281 BC
Edward Anson

25. The Campaigns of Pyrrhus, 282–272 BC
Jeremy Armstrong

26. The First Punic War and After, 264–237 BC
Arthur Eckstein

27. Dynastic Wars, 260–145 BC
Paul McKechnie

28. Inter-Greek Wars of the Third Century BC
Paul McKechnie

29. The Illyrian Wars, 229–219 BC
Paul Erdkamp

30. The Gallic Wars, Northern Italy, 225–222 BC
Louis Rawlings

31. The Second Punic War, 220–202 BC
Eddie Owens

32. The Roman Conquest of Cisalpine Gaul, 201–191 BC
Louis Rawlings

33. The First Macedonian War, 215–205 BC
Paul Erdkamp

34. Philopoemen in the Peloponnese, 221–192 BC
Paul McKechnie

35. The Second Macedonian War, 200–197 BC
Paul Erdkamp

36. The War against Antiochus III, 191–188 BC
Paul Erdkamp

37. The Third Macedonian War, 171–168 BC
Paul Erdkamp

38. The Maccabean War, 167–161 BC
Michael Whitby

39. The Third Punic War, 149–146 BC
Dexter Hoyos

40. The Andriscus Uprising and the Achaean War, 149–146 BC
Paul Erdkamp

Part V The Imperial Roman Republic 845

41. The Rise of Parthia, C. 250–C. 92 BC
Harry Sidebottom

42. The Numantine War, 154–133 BC
Dexter Hoyos

43. The Jugurthine War, 112–105 BC
Dexter Hoyos

44. The Roman Conquest of Southern Gaul, 125–121 BC
Louis Rawlings

45. Campaigns against Pirates, 103–67 BC
Philip Matyszak

46. The Social War, 91–87 BC
Philip Matyszak

47. The Mithridatic Wars, 89–66 BC
Philip Matyszak

48. Marius versus Sulla, 83–82 BC
Philip Matyszak

49. Campaigns against Sertorius, 81–72 BC
Philip Matyszak

50. Spartacus and the Slave Revolts, 133–71 BC
Philip Matyszak

51. The Battle of Pistoia, 62 BC
Richard Marshall

52. The Gallic Wars, 61–51 BC
Louis Rawlings

53. Invasions of Britain, 55 and 54 BC
Louis Rawlings

54. The Battle of Carrhae, 53 BC
Michael Whitby

55. Pompey versus Caesar, 49–45 BC
Stephen Matthews

Part VI Early Imperial Rome

56. The Second Triumvirate, 43–31 BC
Stephen Matthews

57. Campaigns in Pannonia, 35 BC–AD 9
Brian Campbell

58. German Campaigns, 55 BC–AD 16
Brian Campbell

59. The Conquest of Britain, 43–87
Brian Campbell

60. Campaigns in Armenia, 58–66
Brian Campbell

61. The Jewish Revolt, 66
Brian Campbell

62. The Year of the Four Emperors, 69
Brian Campbell

63. The Dacian Wars, 84–106
Harry Sidebottom

Part VII Roman Imperial Triumph and Challenges

64. Trajan’s Parthian War, 113–117
Jonathan P. Roth

65. The Battle of Aelia, 133–135
Jonathan P. Roth

66. Lucius Verus and the East, 161–165
Jonathan P. Roth

67. Marcus Aurelius and Europe, c. 165–180
Jonathan P. Roth

68. The Civil Wars of 193–195
Jonathan P. Roth

69. The Severan Campaigns, 194–235
Jonathan P. Roth

70. The Rise of the Sasanids and the Battle of Hormizdagan, 224
Udo Hartmann

71. The Third-Century “Crisis”
Udo Hartmann

Part VIII The Late Roman Empire

72. The Tetrarchy, 284–305
Udo Hartmann

73. The Rise of Constantine, 306–324
Mark Humphries

74. The Fourth-Century Roman Empire: Internal
Mark Humphries

75. The Fourth-Century Roman Empire: West
Mark Humphries

76. The Fourth-Century Roman Empire: Persia
Doug Lee

77. The Goths and the Romans, 376–378
Doug Lee

Part IX Challenges to Empire 1135

78. Alaric and Italy, 401–410
Mark Humphries

79. Italy in the Fifth Century
Mark Humphries

80. Gaul and Spain in the Fifth Century
Mark Humphries

81. The Vandals in Spain and Africa, 422–468
Mark Humphries

82. Attila and the Huns, 442–455
Michael Whitby

83. Theoderic and the Goths, 476–492
Michael Whitby

Part X The Eastern Roman Empire

84. The Eastern Roman Empire: Internal, 450–610
Doug Lee

85. Anastasius and Persia, 502–506
Michael Whitby

86. Justinian and Persia, 527–562
Michael Whitby

87. Justinian and Africa, 533–548
Alexander Sarantis

88. Justinian and Italy, 535–554
Michael Whitby

89. The Early Sixth-Century Balkan Wars
Alexander Sarantis

90. The Persian Wars, 572–591
Michael Whitby

Part XI From the Roman Empire to the Byzantine Empire

91. The Lombard Conquest of Italy, 569–572
Alexander Sarantis

92. The Avars and the Slavs, 570–626
Michael Whitby

93. The Persian Wars, 602–628
James D. Howard-Johnston

94. Islamic Conquests, 622–645
James D. Howard-Johnston

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Author Information

Michael Whitby is pro-vice-chancellor and head of the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has also taught at the University of St. Andrews and the University of Warwick. He has written extensively on the history and historiography of the East Roman empire in the fifth to seventh centuries AD. Most recently, he has co-authored How to Win on the Battlefield: The 25 Key Tactics of All Time (2010) and co-edited The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare (2007).

Harry Sidebottom is a lecturer in ancient history at Lincoln College, University of Oxford, UK, and previously held a fellowship at St. Benet's Hall, University of Oxford. Since 2003 he has been a regular reviewer of fiction, especially historical novels, in the Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction (2004) as well as Iron and Rust (2014), The Amber Road (2013), and five other novels in the Warrior of Rome series, which is set in the Roman empire during the so-called Great Crisis of the third century AD.

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