Immortalised by Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, the battle of Philippi was the final meeting between the forces of Mark Antony and Octavian against the armies of Caesar’s assassins Brutus and Longinus.
In this book Si Sheppard takes a detailed look at the campaign that was waged around the Macedonian city of Philippi. In the bloody and close combat, legionary fought legionary amid great slaughter, until Brutus’ forces were defeated. Brutus fled and committed suicide the following day. The Republican cause crushed, Rome now rested in the hands of the Second Triumvirate.
Packed with photographs, breathtaking battlescene artwork and detailed maps illustrating the course of the battles on land and on sea, this is the history of the campaign which sounded the final death knell for the Republican movement.
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I saw this app and thought it would be a good resource for my students until I got two pages in and could only look at part of a map and part of a page. To get more access, it would cost another six dollars. It was a waste of time.
I was excited to see this publication in eformat....but it fails miserably. Long load times for pages. Doesn't really support landscape well. Seems that porting this to the iPad was on a whim and not well thought through. Even if this was the full book for free, I would still be deleting it from my iPad.
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