Reference Guide to the Major Wars and Conflicts in History: Wars in the Ancient World (Prehistory to 600 CE)

Editor/Author Phillips, Charles and Axelrod, Alan
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Facts On File

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4381-6354-3
Category: History - History, Ancient
Image Count: 2
Book Status: Available
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Wars in the Ancient World (Prehistory to 600 CE) covers important battles from the Fall of Jericho (ca. 8000 BCE) - the earliest recorded example of organized warfare - to the wars of the Chalukya Dynasty in the sixth century, which successfully established Chalukya hegemony over about a third of the Indian subcontinent.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Entries
  • A
  • Achaean War
  • Aethelfrith’s Wars
  • Agathocles’ War against Carthage
  • Alaric’s first invasion of Italy
  • Alaric’s second invasion of Italy
  • Alemannic invasion of Gaul
  • Alexander’s advance into central Asia
  • Alexander’s campaigns of consolidation
  • Alexander’s invasion of India
  • Alexander’s occupation of Egypt
  • Alexander’s Persian campaign
  • Alexander’s siege of Gaza
  • Arcadian War
  • Archidamian War
  • Argive War
  • Ariovistusian campaign
  • Arthur’s defensive wars
  • Aryan Invasions
  • Assyrian conquest of Egypt
  • Assyrian conquest of Palestine and Syria
  • Assyrian-Hurrian Wars
  • Assyrian Wars, ca. 1032 BCE–ca. 746 BCE
  • Assyrian Wars, ca. 1200 BCE–1032 BCE
  • Assyrian Wars, ca. 1244 BCE–1200 BCE
  • Assyrian Wars, ca. 746 BCE–609 BCE
  • Attila’s eastern conquests
  • Attila’s first invasion of the Eastern Empire
  • Attila’s invasion of the Western Empire
  • Attila’s second invasion of the Eastern Empire
  • Aurelian’s war against Tetricus
  • Aurelian’s War against Zenobia
  • Avar wars for empire
  • Avar-Xiongnu War
  • B
  • Babylonian Captivity
  • Babylonian revolt
  • Bactrian-Parthian War
  • Bactrian-Syrian War
  • Ban Chao’s central Asia campaigns
  • Bar Kokhba’s revolt
  • Batavian revolt
  • Battle of Marathon
  • Battle of Milvian Bridge
  • Belgian campaign
  • Bonifacius’s revolt
  • Boudicca’s revolt
  • Brasidas’s Invasion
  • Bulgar and Slav raids
  • Burgundian-Frankish War, 500
  • Burgundian-Frankish War, 523–534
  • Byzantine-Avar War, 595–602
  • C
  • Caesar’s war in Pontus
  • Carthaginian Civil War
  • Carthaginian-Syracusan War
  • Carthaginian war against Pyrrhus of Epirus
  • Carthaginian wars of expansion
  • Celtiberian Wars
  • Celtic sack of Rome
  • Chinese-Cham War, 431–446
  • Chinese conquest of Nam Viet
  • Chremonidean War
  • Cimmerian invasion of Phrygia
  • conquest of Pergamum
  • conquests of the Gupta dynasty
  • conquests of the Mauryan Empire
  • Corinthian-Corcyrean War
  • Corinthian War
  • D
  • Damascene War
  • Diodotus’s revolt
  • Dorian invasions
  • E
  • early Etruscan-Roman wars
  • early Saxon raids
  • early Visigothic raids on the Roman Empire
  • Eastern Empire’s African expedition
  • Eastern Empire’s Italian expedition against John the Usurper
  • Egyptian revolt
  • Euthydemus’s revolt
  • F
  • fall of Assyria
  • fall of Babylon
  • fall of Crete
  • fall of Jericho
  • fall of Nineveh
  • Fifth Roman-Gothic War
  • Fifth Syrian-Egyptian War
  • final pacification of Gaul
  • Firmus’s revolt
  • First Battle of Megiddo
  • First Dacian War
  • First Dionysius War
  • First Illyrian War
  • First Macedonian War
  • First Messenian War
  • First Mithradatic War
  • First Peloponnesian War
  • First Punic War
  • First Roman-Gothic War
  • first Roman invasion of Britain
  • First Sacred War
  • First Samnite War
  • First Servile War
  • First Syrian-Egyptian War
  • first Xiongnu invasion of Turkestan
  • Five Pecks of Rice
  • Fourth Dionysius War
  • Fourth Macedonian War
  • Fourth Roman-Gothic War
  • Fourth Sacred War
  • Fourth Syrian-Egyptian War
  • Frankish-Alemannic War
  • G
  • Gaiseric’s early wars of expansion
  • Gaiseric’s later wars of expansion
  • Germanic campaign
  • Ghassanid-Lakhmid Wars
  • Gothic-Sarmatian War
  • Gothic War
  • Great Roman Civil War
  • Greco-Bactrian Invasion of India
  • H
  • Hammurabi’s unification of Mesopotamia
  • Hannibal’s destruction of Himera
  • Hannibal’s sack of Acragas
  • Helvetian campaign
  • Hephthalite invasion of Gandhara
  • Himilco’s War
  • Hittite conquest of Anatolia
  • Hittite-Hurrian Wars
  • Hun invasion of the Gothic Empire
  • Hun invasion of Thrace
  • Hurrian conquests
  • Hyksos invasion of Egypt
  • I
  • invasion of Britain by Angles, Saxons, and Jutes
  • invasion of Parthia by Antiochus III
  • Ionian revolt
  • Irish raids in Britain
  • Isaurian War
  • J
  • Jewish-Philistine Wars
  • Jewish Revolt, 115–117
  • Jewish Revolt, 66 CE–73 CE
  • Jin dynastic wars
  • Jugurthine War
  • Justinian’s First Persian War
  • Justinian’s Second Persian War
  • K
  • King David’s wars of conquest
  • L
  • Lamian War
  • later Etruscan-Roman wars
  • Latin War
  • Lelantine War
  • Lombard conquest of central Danube valley
  • Lombard invasion of Italy
  • Lusitanian War
  • Ly Bon’s Rebellion
  • M
  • Majorian’s barbarian campaigns
  • March of the Ten Thousand
  • Maximian’s revolt
  • Median-Lydian War
  • Median-Persian revolt
  • Menander’s wars of expansion
  • Morinian and Menapiian campaign
  • mutiny of Alexander’s army at the Hyphasis
  • N
  • Nebuchadnezzar’s campaigns
  • Nika revolt
  • Numantian War
  • O
  • Octavian’s war against Antony
  • Octavian’s war against Pompey
  • Odaenathus’s Gothic campaign
  • Odaenathus’s invasion of Persia
  • P
  • Pannonian revolts
  • Parthian conquest of Media
  • Persian Civil War, 522 BCE–521 BCE
  • Persian conquest
  • Persian invasion of Greece
  • Persian-Kushan War
  • Persian-Lydian War
  • Persian revolts
  • Persian Wars
  • Philip of Macedon’s northern conquests
  • Pompey’s defeat of the pirates
  • Procopius’s eastern revolt
  • R
  • “Red Eyebrow” Rebellion
  • revolt in central Gaul
  • revolt of Arbogast and Eugenius
  • revolt of Catiline
  • revolt of Cyrus
  • revolt of Lepidus
  • revolt of the Belgae
  • revolt of the Gauls
  • revolt of the Maccabees
  • revolt of Thebes
  • Roman-Alemannic War
  • Roman-Armenian War, 72 BCE–66 BCE
  • Roman-Armenian War, 93 BCE–92 BCE
  • Roman Civil War, 193–197
  • Roman Civil War, 235–268
  • Roman Civil War, 238
  • Roman Civil War, 284–285
  • Roman Civil War, 306–307
  • Roman Civil War, 313
  • Roman Civil War, 314–324
  • Roman Civil War, 350–351
  • Roman Civil War, 360–361
  • Roman Civil War, 43 BCE–31 BCE
  • Roman Civil War, 68 CE–69 CE
  • Roman Civil War, 88 BCE–82 BCE
  • Roman conquest of Britain
  • Roman Eastern War, 113–117
  • Roman Eastern War, 162–165
  • Roman Northern Frontier Wars
  • Roman-Parthian War, 195–202
  • Roman-Parthian War, 55 BCE–36 BCE
  • Roman-Parthian War, 56 CE–63 CE
  • Roman-Persian War, 230–233
  • Roman-Persian War, 241–244
  • Roman-Persian War, 257–261
  • Roman-Persian War, 282–283
  • Roman-Persian War, 295–297
  • Roman-Persian War, 337–363
  • Roman-Persian War, 421–422
  • Roman-Persian War, 441
  • Roman-Persian War, 502–506
  • Roman-Persian War, 572–591
  • Roman war against Pyrrhus of Epirus
  • Roman war with the Cimbri and Teutones
  • Roman war with the Quadi and Sarmatians
  • Roman war with the Vandals
  • Roman wars with Veii
  • S
  • Saka and Andhra Wars
  • Sargon’s conquest of Sumer
  • Saxon campaigns in south-central Britain
  • Second Battle of Megiddo
  • Second Dacian War
  • Second Dionysius War
  • Second Illyrian War
  • Second Macedonian War
  • Second Messenian War
  • Second Mithradatic War
  • Second Peloponnesian War
  • Second Punic War
  • Second Roman-Gothic War
  • second Roman invasion of Britain
  • Second Sacred War
  • Second Samnite War
  • Second Servile War
  • Second Syrian-Egyptian War
  • second Xiongnu invasion of Turkestan
  • Sertorian War
  • Shang-Zhou dynastic wars
  • Shu dynastic wars
  • siege of Masada
  • siege of Tyre
  • Social War, 219 BCE–217 BCE
  • Social War, 357 BCE–355 BCE
  • Social War of 91–88 BCE
  • Spartan-Achaean War, 189 BCE–188 BCE
  • Spartan-Achaean War, 193 BCE–192 BCE
  • Spartan-Achaean War, 228 BCE–226 BCE
  • Spartan revolt
  • Stilicho’s wars with the Visigoths
  • Syrian-Parthian War, 130 BCE–127 BCE
  • Syrian-Parthian War, 141 BCE–139 BCE
  • Syrian-Roman War
  • Syrian war with Pergamum
  • T
  • Theban-Spartan War
  • Theodoric’s invasion of Italy
  • Theodoric’s war with Odoacer
  • Third Dionysius War
  • Third Macedonian War
  • Third Messenian War
  • Third Mithradatic War
  • Third Punic War
  • Third Roman-Gothic War
  • Third Sacred War
  • Third Samnite War
  • Third Servile War
  • Third Syrian-Egyptian War
  • Timarchus’s revolt
  • Timoleon’s War
  • Trojan War
  • Trung Sisters’ Rebellion
  • V
  • Vandal invasion of Africa
  • Vandal resurgence in Spain
  • Vandal-Roman War in North Africa
  • Vandal sack of Rome
  • Veneti campaign
  • Visigoth invasion of Gaul
  • Visigoth invasion of Spain, 415–419
  • Visigoth invasion of Spain, 456
  • Visigoth wars of expansion
  • Visigothic-Frankish War
  • Visigothic sack of Rome
  • W
  • War of Demetrius
  • wars of the Chalukya dynasty
  • Wars of the Diadochoi
  • Wu dynastic wars
  • Wudi conquests
  • X
  • Xiongnu invasion of China
  • Y
  • Yellow Turbans rebellion
  • Z
  • Zenobia’s conquest of Egypt
  • Support Materials
  • Chronology
  • Contributors and Reviewers
  • Selected Bibliography