Carthaginian Warrior 264–146 BC

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Carthaginian Warrior 264–146 BC

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The armies of Carthage were diverse, made up of men of various ethnic groups, military specializations, and even motivations. Whilst some were citizen soldiers fighting on behalf of their state, others were ruthless mercenaries who remained loyal only so long as they were paid. As the Punic Wars progressed and the merits of professional soldiers became appreciated, mercenaries became the backbone of Carthaginian armies. Backed up by detailed reference to historical sources, this book examines the life of a Carthaginian warrior, following his experiences from initial recruitment to final battle, and focusing on what he ate, the equipment he carried and the tactics he used on the battlefield. This in-depth analysis of warriors in daily life and battle is accompanied by archival photographs and vibrant illustrations from Steve Noon.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology of major events 264 – 146 BC /Carthage versus Rome /Recruitment /Equipment and appearance /On campaign /Experience of battle /Bibliography /Glossary and abbreviations/Index

Product details

Published Sep 21 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846039584
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 25 b/w; 38 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 150
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Nic Fields

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist b…


Steve Noon

Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art…


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