Ancient Warfare Answers episode (187): How much military intelligence did the ancients use?

Greg from Patreon asks a question which solo Murray attempts to answer - 'How much military intelligence did the ancients use?' (His full question: 'There are quite a few examples of use of recon and scouting from ancient warfare (perhaps more where it didn't happen!), and examples of espionage and intel via xenoi relationships in the Greek world etc. But how much did we see what we might recognise as a military intelligence function, and how dependant was it on the personality of a commander?). Enjoy the podcast? Support us via Patreon, now with optional magazine subscription!

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