Legion versus Phalanx by Myke Cole audiobook

Legion versus Phalanx: The Epic Struggle for Infantry Supremacy in the Ancient World

By Myke Cole
Read by Alexander Cendese

Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781721333486

  • ISBN: 9781721333486

Runtime: 8.57 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the time of Ancient Sumeria, the heavy infantry phalanx dominated the battlefield. Armed with spears or pikes, standing shoulder to shoulder, and with overlapping shields, they presented an impenetrable wall of wood and metal to the enemy. It was the phalanx that allowed Greece to become the dominant power in the Western world. That is, until the Romans developed the legion and cracked the phalanx.

In Legion versus Phalanx Cole weighs the two fighting forces against each other. Covering the period in which the legion and phalanx clashed (280-168 BC), he looks at each formation in detail—delving into their tactics, arms, and equipment, organization and the deployment. It then examines six key battles in which legion battled phalanx: Heraclea (280 BC), Asculum (279 BC), Beneventum (275 BC), Cynoscephalae (197 BC), Magnesia (190 BC), and Pydna (168 BC)—battles that determined the fate of the ancient world. Drawing on original primary sources, Myke Cole presents a highly detailed but lively history of this defining clash of military formations.

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Author Bio: Myke Cole

Author Bio: Myke Cole

Myke Cole is a security contractor, government civilian, and military officer. In addition to writing military sci-fi novels, his career has run the gamut from counterterrorism to cyberwarfare to federal law enforcement. He’s done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to serve during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English