Carthaginian Warrior 264-146 BC (Warrior 150) by Nic Fields

By Nic Fields

The armies of Carthage have been assorted, made from males of varied ethnic teams, army specializations, or even motivations. when a few have been citizen squaddies combating on behalf in their country, others have been ruthless mercenaries who remained dependable purely as long as they have been paid. because the Punic Wars improved and the benefits infantrymen turned liked, mercenaries grew to become the spine of Carthaginian armies. sponsored up by means of designated connection with historic resources, this e-book examines the lifetime of a Carthaginian warrior, following his reviews from preliminary recruitment to ultimate conflict, and targeting what he ate, the apparatus he carried and the strategies he used at the battlefield. This in-depth research of warriors in daily lifestyles and conflict is observed through archival images and colourful illustrations from Steve midday.

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E. Carthaginians) by Gelon of Syracuse, perhaps at Himera (480 BC). 230 Be. Minted in southern Iberia by the Barca family, it depicts the elephant regularly employed by the Carthaginians. 45m tall at the shoulder compared with 3m, and it carried a single rider, not a howdah - but was much easier to train than today's African bush elephant. 2), which does suggest that a Carthaginian citizen was not materially inferior to a Greek hoplite. 5m in length. In a sense the d6ru, as the Greeks knew it, was their 'national' weapon.

Archilochos of Paros (fr. 1), who declared himself to be both a servant of lord Ares and of the lovely Muses, spent most of his life as a professional soldier until he was killed in battle sometime in the mid-7th century Be. His poetry is concerned with his personal circumstances - war and battle, love and sex, food and drink - and so offers us a rare, intimate glance into the way of life and death of a wo~kaday mercenary. Therefore a spear can bring death, enrich or satisfy: 'In my spear is my daily bread, in my spear my Ismaric wine, on my spear I lean and drink' (ff.

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