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Author English, Stephen.

Title Mercenaries in the classical world : to the death of Alexander / Stephen English.

Published Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  355.00901 ENGL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 212 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-206) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Payment and Remuneration -- 2. The Archaic Period -- 3. The Fifth Century -- 4. The Ten Thousand -- 5. The Fourth Century -- 6. The Rise of Macedon -- 7. The West: Syracuse and Carthage.
Summary Mercenaries were a significant factor in many of the wars of the Classical world, being employed in large numbers by many states. By far the most famous were Xenophon's 'Ten Thousand', who had to cut their way out of the Persian Empire after the death of their employer and such Greek infantry were for long the most dominant type (even a Spartan king hiring himself out in one case), but there was a wide variety of mercenaries available. Some, such as Celts and Thracians were hired largely for their love of fighting, while others were valued for their specialist skills, such as Cretan archers or slingers from Rhodes or the Balearic Islands.
Subject Mercenary troops -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Mercenary troops -- History -- To 1500.
Military history, Ancient.
Military art and science -- History -- To 1500.
ISBN 9781848843301