Hunger and the Sword: Warfare and Food Supply in Roman Republican Wars (264 - 30 BC)

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Roman wars, like those of later times, took place in a landscape - a landscape not only consisting of mountains, plains and rivers, but also of men tilling the soil, travelling across sea or land, or employing other means in their struggle for survival (and even happiness). This book undertakes to examine Roman wars in this context of the natural and human environment. Roman warfare is generally examined from the vierpoint of the ancient authors on whose narratives our understanding depends. As a consequence, however, Roman ...

Hunger and the Sword: Warfare and Food Supply in Roman Republican Wars (264 - 30 BC) 1998, Brill, Amsterdam, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9789050636087

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