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

By Nic Fields

ISBN-10: 1846039584

ISBN-13: 9781846039584

The armies of Carthage have been diversified, made from males of assorted ethnic teams, army specializations, or even motivations. when a few have been citizen squaddies struggling with on behalf in their nation, others have been ruthless mercenaries who remained dependable simply as long as they have been paid. because the Punic Wars improved and the advantages infantrymen turned favored, mercenaries grew to become the spine of Carthaginian armies. subsidized up through precise connection with old assets, this e-book examines the lifetime of a Carthaginian warrior, following his studies 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 followed via archival photos and colourful illustrations from Steve midday.

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No one dared to set fire to the houses on account of those who were still on the roofs, until Scipio reached the Byrsa. Then he set fire to the streets all together, and gave orders to keep the passageways clear of burning material so that the army might move back and forth freely. 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.

G. , (trans. D. , 'Celts, Spanish and Samnites: Warriors in a Soldier's War' in The Second Punic War: A Reappraisal (University of London Press: London, 1996) Sage, M. , Greek Hoplite 480-323 BC (Osprey, Oxford, 2000) Scullard, H. , Hannibal (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft: Darmstadt, 1993) Snodgrass, A. , Warfare in the Classical World (Salamander: London, 1980) Wilcox, P. , Hannibal's War with Rome: The Armies and Campaigns 216 BC (Osprey: Oxford, 1999) 63 RELATED TITLES INDEX Figures in bold refer to illustrations Achaian League 43 Aeneid 14 Agathokles 19-20,27,30-31 appearance Balearic slingers C (25) citizen soldiers A (17), C (25), 57 GaulishiCeltic warriors 34,36,37 Greek hoplites 43 Iberian warriors 18, B (21),27,36 Libyan warriors C (24) Oscan warriors F (45) overview 31-32 Samnite warriors 26 Spartan warriors E (41) see also armour; helmets Appian 58 Aratos 43 Archilochos 46,49,56 Aristophanes 48 Aristotle 12, 13, 14, 15 armour greaves 36,43, F (45) linen A (17), 57 metal B (21),26,32,33,35, E (41), F (45) overview 32 quilted 27,36 Autaritos 23 Baetis, battle of the (229 BC) B (21) Balearic warriors C (25), 43, 58 Barca family: soldier loyalty to 24 Bomilcar 13 Cannae, battle of (216 BC) 22,24-26 Carthage 4,5 colonies 5-6 constitution 12-15 foundation and history 4-6 Roman capture (146 BC) H (59), 60 Cato, Marcus Porcius 5 cavalry 22 Celtic warriors see Gaulish warriors cereal types 48--49 Cicero 15 citizen soldiers 14-15, 16-18, A (17) see also Sacred Band Dido 12,14 Diodoros Siculus 16,19,24,56-58 Ebusus, battle of (206 elephants 50,51,58 Eryx 23 BC) C (25) Florus 4, 24, 50 food and rations 46-52 Gaulish warriors appearance and equipment 22, 34, 36,37,48,58 in Sicily 23 generals: scrutiny and freedom of command 12-14 Greek hoplites 19-20,23,30-31,43, 57-58 Hamilcar 19-20, 23, 24, 30 Hannibal 51,52 acclamation as general 15,24 army's composition 19,23-24,60-61 at Cannae 22, 24-26 desertion of mercenaries from 31 recruitment procedures 28 at Zama 16 Hanno D (29) Hasdrubal 24 Hekatompylos 28 helmets Attic 26,53 conical-style 57 Iberian 22 Montefortino 31, F (45) Phrygian 15, A (17) pilos E (41) 'Thracian' 32, 43 Himilco 19 plunder 46 Plurarch 16, 18, 19, 51-57, 58, 61 Polybios on Balearic slingers 24 on Cannae 22 on Carthage's constiturion 15 on First Punic War 23 on Hannibal's army 24, 60, 61 on Hanno 28 on Libyan War 27-28,44--46,51 on soldiers' rations 48,49,52 on swords 36-38 on Xanthippos 40 on Zama 16,44 Iberian warriors appearance and equipment 18, B (21),22,27,36,58 desertions 31 military prowess 18 Samnite warriors 26 Scipio, Cnaeus Cornelius 31 Scipio Aemilianus, Publius Cornelius 58 shields asp is 23 caetra 19, B (21),27,30,36,43 Gaulish 22, 34 scutarus 18 scutum F (45) Sicily Carthaginian power 6 Hamilcar in 19-20 the Krimisos 16, 19, G (55), 56-58 and the Punic Wars 22-23,44 Spartan warriors E (41) swords Gaulish/Celric 14,34,36-38,48 Iberian falcata 18, B (21), C (25), Jason of Pherai 20-22 jewellery 12 killer instinct 53-56 Krimisos, battle of the (341 G (55), 56-58 BC) 16,19, Libyan War (240-237 BC) 23,27-28, D (29),44, 51 Libyan warriors appearance and equipment C (25), D (29), 47, 60-61 loyalty 23-24,27-28 military prowess 24-26 Lilybaeum, siege of 22-23 Livy 13,31,60 Mago 19,24 mercenaries advantages 56-58 organization and tactics 58-60 overview 18-26 pa yi ng 43--44 recruitment 28-31 see also individual ethnic types by name Metaurus, battle of the (207 BC) 51 Naravas 30 Numidian warriors 28-30,31 Onasander 42 Oscan belts 26, 49 Oscan warriors 31-32, F (45) Paullus, Lucius Aemilius 22 Pausanias 57 pay 44--46 Philon of Byzantium 38 Pindar 54 Plato 51 recruitment 26-31 religion 6, 12 Roman legionaries 47,48,49 The Praetorian Guard Cannae 216 BC Ilannlhal sma~h('~ Ancient Siege Warfare J'erslan....

Let us now return to the theme of the advantages of the professional over the amateur. 3, 4) agree that it was the debacle on the banks of the Krimisos that motivated Carthage to look to Greece as a potential source of mercenaries. Both, too, report the city's utter shock over the fearful loss of so many of its brave citizens, Diodoros going so far as to add that a decree was hurriedly passed that curtailed the practice of sending overseas a body of citizen soldiers as Carthage had done to Sicily with fatal results.

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