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Introduction; PART ONE: THE MODEL; 1: Sources; 2: Armies; 3: Movement; 4: Fighting; 5: Command; 6: The Model in Operation; PART TWO: THE BATTLES; 7: Athens & Sparta; 8: The Age of Xenophon; 9: Alexander the Great; 10: The Successors; 11: Carthage & Rome; 12: Hannibal & Scipio; 13: Rome moves East; 14: Julius Caesar; Conclusion; Appendix 1: Rules; Appendix 2: Using the Model; Appendix 3: Directory of Battles; Appendix 4: Glossary; Bibliography.

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Philip Sabin is Professor of Strategic Studies in the Department of War Studies at King's College, London. He has worked closely with the armed services and appears regularly on TV and radio. He has also co-edited the two volume Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare.


"'A highly innovative study, presenting a new way of understanding what happened in the great battles of the ancient world.' Adrian Goldsworthy 'Sabin offers a brilliant reconstruction of ancient Greek and Roman battle.... There are new insights both into specific battle and into the relative importance of moral and material factors. Lost Battles is required reading for anyone interested in ancient warfare.' Barry Strauss"

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