Battles of the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Chronological by John Drogo Montagu

By John Drogo Montagu

The occasions lined during this complete reference publication comprise either land and sea battles from the eighth century B.C. to 31 B.C. entire with maps and conflict plans, the writer offers a shiny account of the Greek and Roman wars.'

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