Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Tarentine Horsemen of Magna Graecia by Nic Fields

Osprey's study of the Tarentine horsemen from 430 to 190 BC. The Taras were the leading power of the scattered Greek states of southern Italy and built their reputation on the unmatched horse warriors who helped the Taras claim and maintain their power. These horsemen, who excelled in valor and wealth not only served on their home soil, but were in great demand abroad and were often exported as mercenaries. In this book, expert author Nic Fields examines the Taras horsemen in detail, using rare artifacts and contemporary sources to create an account which reveals the day to day lives of these warriors together with their experiences in battle. Fields discusses the Taras tactics, weapons and equipment, detailing how they bred the horses that were so essential to their success. He goes on to reveal how their prowess extended to beyond the battlefield in the arena of tribal games. With a wealth of contemporary sources and rare artifacts illustrated with specially commissioned color artwork and rare photographs, this is an intriguing insight into the everyday lives of these horsemen and reveals how they acquired the skills that made them so crucial to the Taras' fate.

Buy Tarentine Horsemen of Magna Graecia by Nic Fields from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781846032790
ISBN-10: 1846032792
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
Imprint: Lagos State Printing Corp
Publisher: Lagos State Printing Corp
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Nigeria

Book Reviews - Tarentine Horsemen of Magna Graecia by Nic Fields

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Tarentine Horsemen of Magna Graecia book by Nic Fields and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Nic Fields

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the military, he went back to university and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School at Athens, Greece, and then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. Nic is now a freelance author and researcher based in south-west France.

Books By Nic Fields

God's Viking: Harald Hardrada by Nic Fields
Hardback, January 2018
$59.39
God's City: Byzantine Constantinople by Nic Fields
Hardback, July 2017
$58.50
Lake Trasimene 217 BC by Nic Fields
Paperback, January 2017
$26.99
Attila the Hun by Nic Fields
Paperback, August 2015
$22.89