Ancient Warfare

The Man who would be Great King

Ancient Warfare 12 Min Read

Route of Cyrus the Younger, Xenophon and the Ten Thousand. Without the help of Cyrus, the younger son of Darius II, a Spartan victory over Athens might well have never happened. It was in spring 405 that Cyrus gave to Lysander another great sum of money and his thoughts on how to deal with the resurgent Athenian fleet. While his…

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Ancient Warfare 14 Min Read

Ramesses III and the Sea Peoples

Sea Battle at Medinet Habu In the early years of Ramesses III’s reign, worrying news began to reach Egypt from the pharaoh’s emissaries in the Near East. All along the eastern seaboard of the Mediterranean, cities were being sacked and torched, harbors burned and looted, entire nations laid low. While…

Ancient Warfare Armies 8 Min Read

CARTHAGINIAN ARMIES

Hannibal and his staff at the battle of Zama – art by Giuseppe Rava The Carthaginian army has a mix of all kinds of troops, because of his high proportion of, Spanish and African allies. The Carthaginians relied heavily on mercenaries. Polybius (6.52.4) believed the Roman army was superior to…

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CARTHAGINIAN ARMIES

Hannibal and his staff at the battle of Zama – art by Giuseppe Rava The…

The Frankish Way of War

The kingdoms and peoples of Europe and North Africa just before the East Roman Emperor…

SUMERIAN TROOPS

The almost constant warfare among the Sumerian city-states for 2,000 years spurred the development of…

Etruscan Warriors

1. EARLY VILLANOVAN CULTURE, 9th–8th CENTURIES BC.(1) Leader with war-chariot, Tarchuna area. The early example…