An in-depth study of the ancient Greek ruler's military might, covering the organization of soldiers, weaponry, armor, tactics, and more.
The Seleucid Empire was a Hellenistic superpower, the largest and most powerful of the Successor States, and its army was central to the maintenance of that power. Antiochus III engaged in military campaigns from the Mediterranean to India with a rate of success that earned him the sobriquet 'the Great'.
In this authoritative work, Jean C. Du Plessis presents an enlightening analysis of the troop types, weapons, and armor of Antiochus' army. He combines the latest historical research and archaeological evidence with reconstructive archaeologyin which weapons and equipment are reconstructed for modern testing.
Du Plessis covers the core Hellenistic-style army as well as mercenaries and auxiliaries. Weapons and armor are discussed in detail, including terror weapons such as elephants and scythed chariots. He also examines the army's performance in its many battles, sieges, and campaigns.