Ancient Warfare XI.5

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Horse cavalry has long played a role in warfare. But other, more exotic mounts were also used in the ancient world.

Theme: Riding into battle

  • Evan Schultheis, 'Historical introduction - Riding into history'.
  • Dr. Jan Eschbach, 'Roman dromedary troops - Patrolling the desert frontier'.
  • Robert C.L. Holmes, 'Anti-war-elephant tactics and stratagems - Bane of behemoths'.
  • Paul McDonnell-Staff, 'The Battle of Thapsus, 46 BC - Final fight with elephants'.
  • Murray Dahm, 'Running with the horses - The Hamippoi'.
  • Valentine J. Belfiglio, 'Veterinary services in the Roman army - Keeping the horses fit'.


  • Michael Livingston and Myke Cole, 'The Paullus Monument & The Battle of Pydna - Physical sources'.
  • Joseph Hall, 'The tombstone of Q. Atilius Primus - A man of many talents'.
  • Tacticus, 'Tekne Taktike, part V - Pila on the battlefield'.
  • Duncan B. Campbell, 'Who were Hyginus' Vexillarii?'.

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