Brilliant Tactics & Fun Facts From "Warfare in the Classical World"

 
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Dun.can/Flickr & Lorenzo A. Castro/Wikimedia Commons

 

Here, I describe some impressive tactics, interesting facts, and amusing anecdotes that I learned reading "Warfare in the Classical World" by John Warry. Examples of such tactics include the usage of war elephants in battle, using the elements to one's advantage, and deceiving the enemy. Notable commanders mentioned include Alexander the Great, Julius Ceasar, Xerxes, Hannibal and Sulla, and forces mentioned include Roman, Greek, Persian, Parthian, Gallic, and Celtic.