Carthaginian Warrior 264-146 BC (Warrior 150) - download pdf or read online

By Nic Fields

ISBN-10: 1846039584

ISBN-13: 9781846039584

The armies of Carthage have been varied, made from males of assorted 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 unswerving purely as long as they have been paid. because the Punic Wars improved and the advantages infantrymen turned preferred, mercenaries turned the spine of Carthaginian armies. subsidized up by means of particular connection with old resources, this e-book examines the lifetime of a Carthaginian warrior, following his stories from preliminary recruitment to ultimate conflict, and concentrating on what he ate, the gear he carried and the strategies he used at the battlefield. This in-depth research of warriors in daily lifestyles and conflict is followed by means of archival photos and colourful illustrations from Steve midday.

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For ten more days the fires of Carthage raged. Finally, the ruins were razed, a plough was symbolically drawn over the site and salt sown in the furrows, and a solemn curse was pronounced against its future rebirth. Carthage had been destroyed. 58 The year 146 BC marks, or symbolizes at least, the end of an era. History is never as neat and tidy as that, of course, but the date is not entirely arbitrary. The year 146 BC has an air of culmination about it, with two illustrious cities, Punic Carthage and Greek Corinth, destroyed and plundered by the soldiers of Rome.

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. 2). Whatever his reasons for becoming a mercenary, his priorities are often very similar to most others once he has settled into the new way of life.

On the seventh day the citadel surrendered, and 50,000 men and women apparently came forth to slavery. For ten more days the fires of Carthage raged. Finally, the ruins were razed, a plough was symbolically drawn over the site and salt sown in the furrows, and a solemn curse was pronounced against its future rebirth. Carthage had been destroyed. 58 The year 146 BC marks, or symbolizes at least, the end of an era. History is never as neat and tidy as that, of course, but the date is not entirely arbitrary.

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