The Army of Pyrrhus of Epirus: 3rd Century BC, Book 528 (Men-at-Arms) by Nicholas Sekunda
English | September 19th, 2019 | ISBN: 1472833481 | 48 pages | EPUB | 15.15 MB
Pyrrhus was one of the most tireless and famous warriors of the Hellenistic Age that followed the dispersal of Alexander the Great's brief empire. After inheriting the throne as a boy, and a period of exile, he began a career of alliances and expansion, in particular against the region's rising power: Rome. Gathering both Greek and Italian allies into a very large army (which included war-elephants), he crossed to Italy in 280 BC, but lost most of his force in a series of costly victories at Heraclea and Asculum, as well as a storm at sea.