Sunday, April 17, 2016

Review of Taylor, Antiochus the Great

BOOK REVIEW: Antiochus the Great, by Michael Taylor (A.A. Nofi, Strategy Page). Barnesley, S.York.: Pen & Sword / Philadelphia: Casemate, 2013. Pp. xviii, 190. Illus., maps, appends., notes, biblio., index. $39.95. ISBN: 1848844638.
Taylor writes well, often adding interesting detail. He takes note of the limitations of our sources, goes into some detail on special topics (such as war elephants) and often gives alternative interpretations of events. This is an excellent work for anyone interested in ancient history; informative, lively, and quite readable.