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This is an auction for PYRRHUS OF EPIRUS, by Jeff Champion. reviews:

"This is the first book from Jeff Champion, and a very good one indeed. Pyrrhus of Epirus lived an interesting life, truly living for the fight, for the knowledge of the art of war (the only knowledge relevant to this ruler) and for the quest for glory. The reader will follow Pyrrhus from its difficult infancy, his exile in Ptolomaic lands, his return to Epirus and Macedonia, his campaigns in Italy helping Tarentum against the new rising power of Rome, his victories in Sicily (and eventual downfall), his return to Italy and the return to the Hellenistic arena where he will meet his doom in Greece. Each chapter doesn't simply follows Pyrrhus actions, it also introduce the background to the events that lead to his intervention. Using an impressive amount of ancient sources and analyzing them with wisdom, this work is a must for anyone that wants to know of this brave colossus that embodied perfectly the Homeric ideals - truly a career filled with "Pyrrhic victories". Highly recommended."

"An excellent biography of one of the most intriguing and romantic figures in the Hellenistic world. The book is an easy and engaging read for the classicist and generalist alike, and rich with insights and current understandings of the history of Sicily and Magna Graecia. It makes a real contribution to military history for the period. Perhaps best, it offers real insights into the personality, incredible talent, and crushing flaws of this colorful successor to Alexander and scourge of Republican Rome."

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Hardback 2009.

156 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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