Macedonian Warrior: Alexander's Elite Infantryman by Waldemar Heckel

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By Waldemar Heckel

In the course of the reigns of Philip II and Alexander the nice, the Macedonian military â€" the phalangites â€" have been reformed and drilled into an invincible scuffling with strength with certain strategies and weaponry. The Macedonian warrior in the course of his provider could march over 20,000 miles within the such a lot various climates and terrains, battling in 4 of the epoch battles of the time. This publication examines their preliminary education, upward thrust to an elite unit below Alexander the good, and eventual defeat on the conflict of Pydna, 168 BC. The everyday life, weaponry, event, and motivations of those males are unique, utilizing fundamental resources and anecdotal fabric.

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