The Thracians 700BC-46AD

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September 2001



Throughout the three centuries before Christ many hundreds of thousands of Thracians, in more than 40 tribes, occupied the area between northern Greece, southern Russia and north-west Turkey. Skilled horsemen, masters of light infantry fighting in broken terrain, and renowned for their ferocity, the Thracians were feared by even the greatest of their contemporaries, who were eager to employ them as mercenaries. After surviving invasions by the Persians, Greeks, Macedonians and Celts, the Thracians were finally conquered by Rome in AD 46. This concise but lavishly illustrated study of their history and material culture includes the results of the latest archaeological research, notably some remarkable tomb paintings.


Chronology; Historical outline - Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic & Roman periods; The Sources; Thracian costume; Armour; Weapons; Fortifications; The Thracian Army; Thracian mercenary troops; Troop types; Tribes; Tactics; representative campaigns - Lysimachos in Thrace, 323 BC; Magnesia, 189 BC


Angus McBride, one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles over the past 25 years. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he received a musical education at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School in 1940-45. He is a self-taught artist and has worked freelance since 1961. He lives with his wife and two children in Cape Town, South Africa.
EAN: 9781841763293
ISBN: 1841763292
Untertitel: 'Men-at-Arms'. 8 colour & 40 b&w illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2001
Seitenanzahl: 48 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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