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The Army of the Bosporan Kingdom, Studies on the History of the Ancient and Medieval Art of Warfare

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ISBN: 83-85874-03-8
Description: hardback, dustjacket, 103 pp. (17,5x24,5cm), XXV plates
Condition: very good- (small damage of dust jacket)
Weight: 430g.

 

 

Mariusz Mielczarek, The Army of the Bosporan Kingdom, Studies on the History of the Ancient and Medieval Art of Warfare, Lodz 1999

 


The edge of the Greek world was the northern shore of the Pontus Euxenius and the impact of the Black Sea was evident in the political, economic and cultural features of Bosporan society. The author uses evidence gathered from Bosporan tomb paintings, funerary stelai, terracotta figurines and representations on coins to demonstrate the interaction particularly between the Scythians and the Greeks (but also the Sindians and Maeotians) in the context of their warfare traditions. The evolution of weapons used, and the organisation of the army, is evident from the artefacts discussed.


ABBREVIATIONS
INTRODUCTION
PART I
FROM THE BEGINNINGS OF PANTICAPAEUM TO THE END OF THE SPARTOCID DYNASTY
1. The Organization of the Army
2. Weapons
a. Offensive Weapons
b. Defensive Weapons
3. Military Campaigns a. The war over Theodosia b. The war of Paerisades I against the Scythians c. The war of succession following the death of Paerisades I: the battle of the That River
PART II
THE REIGN OF MITHRIDATES VI EUPATOR AND HIS SUCCESSORS. BOSPORANS IN THE ARMY OF THE KING OF PONTUS
PART III
FROM THE REIGN OF ASPURGUS TO THE END OF THE BOSPORAN KINGDOM
1. The Organization of the Army
a. Cavalry
b. Infantry
2. Weapons
a. Offensive Weapons
b. Defensive Weapons
3. Military Campaigns
CONCLUSION
PLATES