New book on Ptolemaic armies

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New book on Ptolemaic armies

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Spreading an understanding of Hellenistic armies as armies (versus the narrative drawn from pro-Roman writers and modern orient stereotypes that they were just Alexander's army but bloated and passive) is like trying to get a 40er to turn about or thousands of cavalry to halt a charge. There is a new attempt by Paul Johnstono: The Army of Ptolemaic Egypt 323 to 204 BC: An Institutional and Operational History (Pen & Sword, 2020) ISBN 9781473833838
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