The Persian Army 560–330 BC (Elite #42) (Paperback)

The Persian Army 560–330 BC (Elite #42) By Nicholas Sekunda, Simon Chew (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nicholas Sekunda, Simon Chew (Illustrator)
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The Persian Empire grew in the vacuum left by Assyria's destruction of the Kingdom of Elam (648 BC). Prince Teispes captured Anshan, once a stonghold of the Elamites. His father, Achaemenes is the person who is apparently responsible for training and organising the early Persian army and it is his name that is the beginning of the royal line of Achaemenian Kings. It is a dynasty which includes Darius the Great – the finest ruler of the Achaemenid era. The army he commanded included the infamous 'Immortals', who formed the elite of the Persian army, their numbers always kept to exactly 10,000 men.

About the Author

Nicholas Sekunda was born in 1953. After studying Ancient History and Archaeology at Manchester University, he went on to take his PhD in 1981. He has taken part in archaeological excavations in Poland, Iran and Greece, and participated in a research project on ancient Persian warfare for the British Institute of Persian Studies. He has published numerous books and academic articles, and is currently teaching at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology in Torun, Poland.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781855322509
ISBN-10: 1855322501
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: September 25th, 1992
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Elite