12 Facts About Ancient warfare


Ancient warfare is war that was conducted from the beginning of recorded history to the end of the ancient period.

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The difference between prehistoric and ancient warfare is more organization oriented than technology oriented.

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Ancient warfare strategy focused broadly on the twin goals of convincing the enemy that continued war was more costly than submitting, and of making the most gain possible from war.

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Ancient warfare weapons included the spear, the atlatl with light javelin or similar projectile, the bow and arrow, the sling; polearms such as the spear, falx and javelin; hand-to-hand weapons such as swords, spears, clubs, maces, axes, and knives.

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Ancient warfare Greeks left behind many examples of their weapons though their burial practices.

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The most common practice of siege Ancient warfare was to lay siege and wait for the surrender of the enemies inside.

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Major advance in weapons technology and Ancient warfare began around 1600 BC when the Egyptians fought and defeated the Hyksos people, who ruled Lower Egypt at the time.

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Ancient warfare captured the Pandya ruler Amara Bhujanga, the town of Vizhinjam, and a part of Sri Lanka.

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Ancient warfare sent out a great naval expedition that occupied parts of Java, Malaya, and Sumatra.

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Ancient warfare China during the Shang Dynasty was a Bronze Age society based on chariot armies.

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Ancient warfare managed to become king of the Dardanians and include other tribes under his rule.

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Tribal Ancient warfare appears to have been a regular feature of Celtic societies.

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