By Philip Sabin, Hans van Wees, Michael Whitby
I've got simply entire studying the 1st quantity of the 2, and the evaluation is written dependent upon the 1st booklet. despite the identify this isn't a background of Greek and Roman struggle, yet really a chain of essays equipped in response to subject. the standard of the writing varies tremendously, from the wonderful prose of Lendon to the tough and nearly unreadable essays via Hornblower and corridor. the simplest essays are these by way of Hanson(historiography of historical conflict) Whitby (reconstructing old Wrfare) Strauss (Naval wrestle and sieges) Billows (international relatives) Sekunda (Land forces) Roth(War) Sabin(land battles) Serrati (Warfare and the state). The association of this quantity is ordinary, and to me non-intuitive (yet it kind of feels to be the hot kind followed by way of Cambridge college Press as may be obvious of their volumes on seventeenth century philosophy) since it is split into sections and every into chapters that reflect the former part there's a vacuum of heritage info or continuity. it is important to have a deep wisdom of the interval (as good as deep wallet to have enough money the book!) and a instruction manual comparable to Montagu's "Battles of the Greek and Roman Worlds" available.
The bibliography is great, the maps are solid, the illustrations terrible. At this fee it truly is disgraceful that they're black and white, and a few of include of the poorest caliber of replica. P. 384 has a photograph of the through Appia that appears as though it used to be photocopied out of a 1950's institution textbook!P.427 "Legion vs Phalanx at Pydna" is just too small and missing not like comprehend the element, and the reproductions of Greek pottery are sad.
Yet it is a very illuminating quantity.