9781473886643-1473886643-Pyrrhus of Epirus

Pyrrhus of Epirus

ISBN-13: 9781473886643
ISBN-10: 1473886643
Author: Champion, Jeff
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
Format: Paperback 176 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781473886643
ISBN-10: 1473886643
Author: Champion, Jeff
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
Format: Paperback 176 pages

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Acknowledged authors Champion, Jeff wrote Pyrrhus of Epirus comprising 176 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1473886643 and 9781473886643. Since then Pyrrhus of Epirus textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Pyrrhus was born into the royal house of Epirus, northwest Greece, but his mother was forced to flee into exile to protect his life when he was a mere infant. Yet he prospered in troubled times and rose from a refugee to a king. Always an adventurer he was deeply involved in the cut-and-thrust campaigning, coups and subterfuges of the Successor kingdoms. At various times he was king of Epirus (twice), Macedon (twice) and Sicily, as well as overlord of much of southern Italy.

In 281 BC he was invited by the southern Italian states to defend them against the aggressive expansion of the Rome. His early victories at Heraclea and Asculum were so hard-fought that a 'Pyrrhic victory' still means one gained at crippling cost. These were the first fascinating duels between the developing Roman legions and the hitherto-dominant Hellenistic way of war with its pike phalanxes and elephants.

Pyrrhus ultimately failed in Italy and Sicily but went on to further military adventures in Greece, eventually being killed while storming the city of Argos.

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