Ancient Warfare III.1

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Massive wars require massive manpower, so many ancient rulers chose to strengthen their armies by bringing in soldiers-for-hire. Oftentimes, these mercenaries were experienced warriors, fighting in every corner of the Mediterranean and being handsomely rewarded for their value on the battlefield.

Theme: War as a livelihood - Mercenaries in the Ancient World

  • Michael Taylor, 'Introduction to the theme'
  • Duncan Campbell, 'Theatre of War'
  • Bridget McDermott, 'Soldiers of Ta-Sety '
  • Joseph Pietrykowski, 'Generals for hire'
  • Ruben Post, 'Mercenaries from Crete'
  • Paul Bardunias, 'The battle of the Bagradas'
  • Alberto Pérez, 'Galatian Mercenaries'
  • Ross Cowan, 'Mercenaries in Imperial Rome'


  • Murray Dahm, 'Learning from Vegetius'

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