Ancient Warfare XI.1

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Heavy infantry and cavalry often got the glory, but archers on foot and horseback often played an important role on the battlefield.

Theme: Archery in the Ancient World

  • Murray Dahm, 'Archery in the Ancient World - Historical introduction'.
  • Matasha Mazis and Nicholas Wright, 'The archers - Cretan mercenaries in Seleucid service'.
  • Cristian Violatti, 'The crossbow in Qin China - Lock & Load!'.
  • Paul Elliott, 'Pharaoh's bowmen - Archers in ancient Egypt'.
  • Phillip Garland, 'Archers, backbone of the Neo-Assyrian army - Terror of my frightful weapons'.
  • Nadeem Ahmad, 'The Sogdian heavy cavalryman - Traded wealth'.
  • Matt Bisek, 'The Battle of Carrhae, 53 BC - Crassus' Parthian blunder'.
  • Andrew Knighton, 'Archers in the Roman legions - Rome's forgotten fighters'.
  • Melody Stach, 'A history of horseback archery - Shooting from the saddle'.


  • Tacticus, 'The strategic use of bowmen - The art of tactics'.
  • Dr. Mike Thomas, 'Facts and myths about Roman sheet armour - Lorica segmentata'.
  • Gareth Williams, 'Evaluating some myths of Marathon - Strategy or necessity'.
  • Joseph Hall, 'The first centurion - Marcus Caelius'.

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