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Why is Alexander the Great considered the most successful military leader of all time? How did the ancient Romans defend such a vast empire? How did the ancient Egyptians fight with their deadly sickle swords? And how did the ancient Persians come to invent the scythed chariot?

This exciting book will help readers find out the answers to these questions and learn about warfare, military technology and history in ancient times. Outstanding images, diagrams and fascinating facts make this period of history easy to understand. Learn about fighting elephants, epic sieges, the effectiveness of the Roman testudo (tortoise) formation, why Greek trireme ships were so successful, and many more amazing aspects of ancient warfare.

An excellent choice for children who may be reluctant readers, Warriors of the Ancient World is packed with fascinating facts and more than 100 colourful artworks, photographs and diagrams, making it an attractive, informative guide to warfare in the ancient world.

Format: 254 x 197mm (10 x 7 3⁄4”)
Pages: 128pp
Illustrations: 110 col a/ws and photos
Word count: 16,000 words
ISBN: 9781782744467

Author details:

Martin Dougherty is a freelance writer and editor specializing in military and defense topics. His published works deal with subjects ranging from naval weapons to personal security. He is the author of The Ancient Warrior 3000BC–AD500 and Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World, and has contributed to Battles of the Bible and Battles of the Ancient World.