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"The Army of Carthage during Hannibal's Time" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2019 9:05 p.m. PST

"The Carthaginian army at the time of the Second Punic War is largely unknown, in-fact even less is known about it than the Roman army of the same period. Most historians agree in regards to its structure and organisation that 'it is impossible to say', though we are in a position to list the peoples who fought for and made up Carthage's army.

Our most reliable source on the armies of Carthage comes from Polybius, and even then that proves to be a tricky case. At a time when the Greeks were facing life under Roman rule, Polybius considered himself to be writing pragmatic history for mainly a Greek audience. Polybius' analysis of Carthage's constitution and military system is brief, and as a result they were intended purely as a contrast to what he regarded as a far superior Roman system…."
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goragrad11 Jun 2019 10:04 p.m. PST

Nice synopsis.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2019 11:57 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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