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Discussions from Ancient Warfare Magazine. Why did early civilisations fight? Who were their Generals? What was life like for the earliest soldiers? Ancient Warfare Magazine will try and answer these questions. Warfare minus two thousand years.
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Now displaying: December, 2022
Dec 31, 2022

Mason sent this question in for Murray to muse over, 'how did the language differences of auxiliary units affect armies on campaign or during battle? Were there any particular Roman generals who were multilingual'.

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Dec 16, 2022

In response to an email from David in New York, Murray explains siege mining in the ancient world.

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Dec 13, 2022

Murray answers this question from Pascal, 'could you serve as a soldier, officer or even a consul despite some form of physical handicap during the roman republic?'

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Dec 9, 2022
With the holiday season almost upon us, the Ancient Warfare Magazine team discuss new books released in 2022, old and new documentaries that are now available on streaming services and throw in a couple of audiobook suggestions for good measure!
 
Links (not quite a comprehensive list of all the media mentioned in the show)
Books
Adrienne Mayor, Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs: Unconventional Warfare in the Ancient World (2022)
Conor Whately, A Sensory History of Ancient Warfare: Reconstructing the Physical Experience of War in the Classical World (2022)
Murray Dahm, Hunnic Warrior vs Late Roman Cavalryman: Attila's Wars AD 440–53 (2022)
Josiah Osgood, Uncommon Wrath: How Caesar and Cato's Deadly Rivalry Destroyed the Roman Republic (2022)
MC Bishop, Roman Plate Armour (2022)
Peter Stothard, Crassus: The First Tycoon (2022)
Raffaele D'Amato, Post-Roman Kingdoms: ‘Dark Ages' Gaul & Britain, AD 450–800 (2023)
Raffaele D'Amato, Roman Army Units in the Eastern Provinces (2): 3rd Century AD (2022)
William Horsted, British Celtic Warrior vs Roman Soldier: Britannia AD 43–105 (2022)
 
Audiobooks
Stephen Fry, Troy: The Siege of Troy Retold
Tony Robinson, Odysseus: The Greatest Hero of them All
 
Film & TV
Barbarians (2020 - )
In search of the Trojan War (1985)
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great (1998)
On Hannibal's Trail (2010)
Secrets of the Dead (2000 - )
Spartacus (1960)
Scipione l'africano (1937)
 

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Dec 2, 2022

Murray got this question from Jonathan via email 'I read about Caesar bridging of the Rhine, is that how armies bridged rivers after him, following his example, what about before him?'

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