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Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar]

T. P. Wiseman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ancient Roman History; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 2402 words.

Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100–44 bc), politician, author, and military commander, was born on 13 Quinctilis (July) 100 bc, probably at Rome, the son of Gaius Julius Caesar, a patrician...

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Church, Sir Richard

H. M. Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Education; Classical Studies. 1401 words.

Church, Sir Richard (1784–1873), soldier and philhellene, was born in Cork, the second son of Matthew Church of Cork, and Anne, daughter of John Dearman, of Braithwaite in Yorkshire. His...

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Knox, (Alfred) Dillwyn

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Education; Classical Studies. 800 words.

Knox, (Alfred) Dillwyn (1884–1943), classical scholar and cryptographer, was born on 23 July 1884 in Oxford, the fourth of six children (four sons and two daughters) of the Revd Edmund...

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phalanx

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Warfare and Defence.

(in ancient Greece) a body of Macedonian infantry drawn up in close order with shields touching and long spears overlapping.

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