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Republican Roman Warships 509-27 BC #225 New Vanguard

By: Raffaele D'Amato

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002012

ISBN: 1472808274

Condition: New


The birth of the mighty Roman Navy was anchored in the Romans' extraordinary ability to absorb and perfect the technology of other states and empires. This is the story of the design, development and operation of the Republican Roman warship in the age of the conquest of the Mediterranean, from the first Roman naval adventure of 394 BC and the Punic Wars, to Pompey's operations against the Cilician Pirates and Caesar's victorious naval campaigns in Armorica, concluding with the consolidation of the Mediterranean Sea as Mare Nostrum with the battle of Actium in 31 BC. Archaeological photography... View more info

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Byzantine Naval Forces 1261-1461 : The Roman Empire's Last Marines #502 Osprey Men-at-Arms

By: Raffaele D'Amato

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey: 2016

Seller ID: 9781472807281

ISBN: 1472807286

Condition: New


After the recapture of Constantinople, Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos was determined to bring glory back to the Byzantine Empire. To achieve this, he established an Imperial Fleet and raised new regiments of elite marine troops. This work provides a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the unit history and appearance of these men, who were at the cutting edge of the last great flourish of Byzantine naval power. They won victory after victory in campaigns throughout the 1260s-70s, and though successive periods of decline and partial resurrection followed, these marine units survived until the ... View more info