Ancient Warfare VII.4

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Wars in antiquity are often remembered for the battles that were fought to decide the fates of empires. However, these battles would not have been possible without significant logistical operations, requiring large amounts of resources and manpower. Studying these logistics gives us fascinating insights into the inner workings of ancient warfare.  

Theme: Logistics and the army train

  • O. Shawn Cupp, "Historical introduction: logistics and the army train"
  • Lukasz Rozycki, "The Strategikon on Late Roman baggage trains"
  • Timmy De Cabooter, "Logistics of the Assyrian army"
  • Kevin Giles, "Mobility and firepower: the Scythian guerilla" (reenactor)
  • Barry Webb, "Babylon's Arabian conquests, 553–543 BC"
  • Erich Anderson, "Caesar's logistical failure in North Africa"
  • Filippo Donvito, "Logistics of Marc Anthony's Parthian campaigns of 37 BC"
  • Jesse Obert, "Xerxes' invasion of Greece and its logistical implications"
  • Robert Wimmers, "Forging ahead: blacksmithing on the move"
  • Murray Dahm, "Waxing lyrical on the ideal warrior"
  • Duncan Campbell, "Was Mithraism a Roman military cult?"

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