By William Woodthorpe Tarn
First released in 1930, this can be a selection of essays by way of the famous classical pupil W. W. Tarn, initially introduced as Lees Knowles Lectures in army historical past at Trinity university, Cambridge. Tarn attracts on a number of resources to track the background and improvement of war within the Hellenistic interval, with specific emphasis on army process less than Alexander the nice. the 1st lecture outlines the function of infantry, analysing the weaponry utilized in quite a few battles. within the moment lecture, Tarn examines the advance of cavalry, its historical past in Macedonia, Thessaly and Iran, and its use of elephants and camels. the ultimate lecture explores advancements in siege and naval tools, with specific recognition to developments in artillery. delivering important perception right into a interval of intensive army innovation, this booklet offers an summary of the army and naval arts and sciences of the Hellenistic period.