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The Seleucid Army: Organization and Tactics in the Great Campaigns

by: Bar-Kochva, B.

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Category: Cambridge Classical Studies
Code: 25580
ISBN-13: 9780521200080 / 978-0-521-20008-0
ISBN-10: 0521200083 / 0-521-20008-3
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2011
Publication Place: Cambridge
Binding: Paper
Pages: 306
Book Condition: New
Comments: Cambridge Classical Studies / First Published 1976 / Reprinted with corrections 1979 / Ninth printing 2008 / First paperback edition 2011

This is a 1976 study of the organization and tactics of the Seleucid armies from 312 to 129 BC. The first part of the book discusses the numerical strength of the armies, their sources of manpower, the contingents of the regular army, their equipment and historical development, the chain of command, training and discipline. The second part reconstructs the great campaigns in order to examine the Seleucid tactics. The book provides a lesson in Hellenistic and military history and discusses several questions: how did the Hellenistic armies develop after Alexander? What distinguished the Seleucid army as superior to its Hellenistic contemporaries? The answers illuminate the expansion of Hellenism as we learn how the Seleucid army was used as a military, social and cultural instrument to impose the rule of the dynasty over the vast regions of the Empire and how it helped to shape Hellenistic society in the East.

Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
Part I. Organization:
1. The numerical strength of the Seleucid armies
2. Sources of manpower
3. The regular army
4. The command - King stratēgoi and other officers
5. Training and discipline
Part II. The Army in Action:
6. Seleucus I at Ipsus (301 BC)
7. Against Demetrius at Cyrrestica (285 BC)
8. The victory over Molon (220 BC)
9. The storming of the Porphyrion pass (218 BC)
10. The battle of Raphia (217 BC)
11. The crossing of the Elburz range (210 BC)
12. The battle of Panion (200 BC)
13. The defence of Thermopylae (191 BC)
14. The battle of Magnesia (190 BC)
15. The march to Beith-Zacharia (162 BC)
16. Bacchides against Judas Maccabaeus at Elasa (160 BC)
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Addenda
Index.

 
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The Seleucid Army: Organization and Tactics in the Great Campaigns

by: Bar-Kochva, B.

  • ISBN-13: 9780521200080 / 978-0-521-20008-0
  • ISBN-03: 0521200083 / 0-521-20008-3
  • Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011

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