The Mercenaries of the Hellenistic World

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Evidence from papyri inscriptions and ancient writers examine the role and influence of mercenaries on the policies, diplomacy, wars and conquests of the Hellenistic dynasties.

ISBN 0-89005-085-6.
340 pages

The Mercenaries of the Hellenistic World is a detailed discussion of the use of mercenaries from the reigns of Philip II and Alexander the Great down to the end of the Hellenistic era, with chapters on Macedonia, the Greek leagues, the Ptolemies and Seleucids, Pergamum, Pontus and mercenaries in the West and with Rome. Additionally there are chapters on the provenance and recruitment as well as service conditions of mercenaries. 


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