How were the corpses disposed of and to what extent were these men commemorated and remembered? The intention of this paper is to unite the diverse relevant evidence for the first time and to argue that, although displays of public loss and mourning were often muted, the sacrifices of some soldiers did receive public acknowledgement.
One of the most common myths relating to the use of swords of the Bronze Age (both flange-hilted and full-hilted) relates to the shortness of the hilt, which appears to be too small for practical use. Having now tried out several hundred swords I can reject this myth as unfounded.
Neither film, however, gives any real screen time, or indeed mention of, the social structure of ancient Sparta.
The army of the Roman Empire has been the subject of many studies, and with each successive endeavour the body of knowledge concerning all aspects of the Roman military machine has increased.
From the fifth century AD onwards, the history of the Roman empire is often associated with the so-called
Perhaps no other commander in the history of warfare has exerted such a long-term influence on the minds and actions of warriors and scholars of the military arts. It is almost impossible to read military history and not come across some reference to Hannibal and his exploits.
This study examines the ancient Greeks’ attitudes to children during the Classical and Hellenistic periods. The investigation is limited to literary sources in selected pre-Christian texts.
The gladiatorial games are intrinsically linked to our perception of Roman history and culture as they are a microcosm of Roman society.
The present article investigates the possibility that combat stress perhaps provides an explanation for this dramatic occurrence in which Alexander’s dream of an empire extending to the ends of the earth was shattered.