AWA238 - What if the Roman Empire had not fallen?
Ancient Warfare Podcast
by The History Network
4d ago
An interesting 'what if' quest from Jeff, who asks Murray for his thoughts on 'what if the Roman Empire had never fallen and was still around today, what would the world look like? And what do you think a modern Roman Empire would be like?"   Join us on Patron patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast ..read more
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AWA237 - Why was the Macedonian casualty rate so low?
Ancient Warfare Podcast
by The History Network
1w ago
Brendon asks why the Macedonian phalanx at the Battles of Issues and Gaugamela suffered such a low casualty rate from arrows fired by archers? Murray gives us his opinion.   Join us on Patron patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast ..read more
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AWA236 - Medieval pike vs ancient sariassa
Ancient Warfare Podcast
by The History Network
1w ago
Tony sent this in for Murray to think about, 'can you tell us anything about the difference in style of combat when comparing late medieval pike vs ancient Sarissa?'  Join us on Patron patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast ..read more
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AW235 - Piracy and Raids
Ancient Warfare Podcast
by The History Network
2w ago
One man's pirate is another's daring raider, and the boundary between warrior and pirate can be equally nebulous. Piracy is an age-old problem without a simple solution. The team discuss issue XVI.1 of the Ancient Warfare magazine Piracy and Raids: Robbers on the Mediterranean. Find us on Patreon: patrion.com/ancientwarfarepodcast Subscribe to Ancient Warfare Magazine: ancient-warfare.com ..read more
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AWA234 - Envelopment of the Legion
Ancient Warfare Podcast
by The History Network
3w ago
Mason sent in a question a few weeks ago, and here he is again with another for Murray.'If Romans were fighting and happened to get surrounded, did they have a formation for that? Did the back line and sides turn around and form a square?' Join us on Patron patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast ..read more
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AWA233 - Military Admin
Ancient Warfare Podcast
by The History Network
1M ago
'How did the Romans keep track of who actually completed their years of service? What's to stop you from deserting and showing up to claim your pension unfairly? Presumably, this could be tricky in an empire of mostly illiterate people from all over the known world without government driver's licenses or passports'. Murray gives us his thoughts... Join us on Patron patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast ..read more
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AWA232 - The Language of the Roman Army
Ancient Warfare Podcast
by The History Network
1M ago
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'. Join us on Patron patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast ..read more
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AWA230 - How did ancient siege mines work?
Ancient Warfare Podcast
by The History Network
1M ago
In response to an email from David in New York, Murray explains siege mining in the ancient world. Join us on Patron patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast ..read more
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AWA231 - Did physical impairment disbar you from service?
Ancient Warfare Podcast
by The History Network
1M ago
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?' Join us on Patron patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast ..read more
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AW229 - Ancient Warfare Consumes Media
Ancient Warfare Podcast
by The History Network
2M ago
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, Hu ..read more
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