Greek Hoplite vs Persian Warrior : 499-479 BC
by Chris McNab, Adam Hook
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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The Greek-Middle Wars (499-449 BCE) convulsed Greece, Asia Minor and the Near East for half a centuryThrough a series of bloody against invasions and tidy battles, the powerful Persian Empire pitted itself against the smallest armies of the Greeks, reinforced through strategic alliancesThis epic conflict also the encounter of two different styles of war: the Greek hoplite of the phalanx and the combined spear and projectile of a Persian weapon-armed infantryAnalysing the battles of Marathon, the Thermopylae and Plateaus parade from the eyes of a soldier, this study explores the experience of the first line of combat during the first two decades of the Greco-Medieval Wars struggleFully illustrated modern, with photographs and archival images, and drawing directly on the primary and most authoritative sources of recent research, this is the exciting story of the struggle against the men of Greece and Persia and the tactics and technologies they use
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