Ancient Warfare X.5

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When Cyrus the Great founded the Achaemenid Empire, he forged a legacy that would live on for centuries to come.

Theme: The Persian empires at war

  • Cristian Violatti, 'The empires of Persia at war - Historical introduction'.
  • Daan Nijssen, 'Cyrus' conquest of Babylon - How history became myth'.
  • Sidney E. Dean, 'Cyrus and the conquest of Media - Beginning Greatness'.
  • Murray Dahm, 'My men have turned to women - Artemisia of Halicarnassus'.
  • Steve Christian-Noonan, 'A look at Aeschylus' - The Persians'.
  • Robert Holmes, 'The Persian Scythed chariot - A reaping whirlwind'.
  • Arnold Blumberg, 'The army of the Persian Empire, 490-330 BC - Mighty host'.
  • Konstantin Nossov, 'Fortress Europos (Dura-Europos) - Pompeii of the desert'.
  • Alexander Stover, 'Forebears of a formidable archery tradition - Sassanid - Archers'.


  • Fausto Bica & Josho Brouwers, 'Alexander the Great on surprise attacks - Stealing victory'.
  • Joseph Hall, 'Defining (and denying) injurious force - Roman violence'.
  • Robbert Bleij, 'Roman heavy infantry on the battlefield - Lines and limits'.
  • David L. Reinke, 'A lively and dignified epic - The 300 Spartans'.

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