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

By Nic Fields

The armies of Carthage have been varied, made from males of varied ethnic teams, army specializations, or even motivations. while a few have been citizen squaddies struggling with on behalf in their country, others have been ruthless mercenaries who remained dependable merely as long as they have been paid. because the Punic Wars stepped forward and the benefits infantrymen turned favored, mercenaries grew to become the spine of Carthaginian armies. sponsored up through distinct connection with old resources, this booklet 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 existence and conflict is followed by means of archival pictures 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.

Longche light spear ". ) 61 t Pilum <. Pteruges principal throwing weapon of Roman legionaries 'feathers' - strip defences usually of stiff linen or hardened leather t Pugio broad-bladed dagger carried by Roman legionaries ". g. Attic stater = 20 drachmae, a drachma being six obolos) ". = Greek term t = Latin term BIBLIOGRAPHY Austin, M. , The Punic Wars: Rome, Carthage and the Struggle for the Mediterranean (Pimlico: London, 1990) Bath, T, Hannibal's Campaigns (Patrick Stephens: Cambridge, 1981) Beer, G.

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