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Discussions from Ancient Warfare Magazine. Why did early civilisations fight? Who were their Generals? What was life like for the earliest soldiers? Ancient Warfare Magazine will try and answer these questions. Warfare minus two thousand years.

Latest Episodes

The role of geography in ancient warfare

'Natural and man-made geography exerts its influence on warfare, determining the passage of whole armies and fleets, sometimes allowing a single soldier to hold up an entire host.' The team discuss Ancient Warfare Magazine XIII.2 'Hunting for good ground: The role of geography in warfare'.

58 MIN2 days ago
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The role of geography in ancient warfare

Ancient warfare tropes

We're back with another Ancient Warfare podcast. In this episode we're going to be discussing tropes; what we know, what we thing we know and where it all goes wrong!

45 MIN1 weeks ago
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Ancient warfare tropes

Hired Help From Overseas - Sparta and Epirus visit Southern Italy

Tarentum in southern Italy may have been a Spartan colony, but when it was under pressure from first its Italic neighbours and then Rome itself, it preferred to call in some help from abroad. In this episode the Ancient Warfare team discuss the latest episode of the magazine which covers Hellenistic mercenary armies in Southern Italy.

57 MINJUL 22
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Hired Help From Overseas - Sparta and Epirus visit Southern Italy

The Roman Conquest of Spain

We thought we'd missed discussing a few episodes of the magazine so we decided to look at I.4 the Roman Conquest of Spain. As it turns out, we've apparently looked at this before and we'd forgotten (you can listen here). After a long hiatus Jasper has returned as MC and joining him are Murray Dahm, Marc DeSantis, Mark McCaffery and Lindsay Powell.

53 MINJUN 24
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The Roman Conquest of Spain

Military Celebrity in the Ancient World

We are once more between issues of the magazine, so in this episode the team have decided to discuss military celebrity in the ancient world, how important was celebrity and perhaps was there any pitfalls to celebrity status? Joining Angus are Jasper Oorthuys, Murray Dahm, Lindsay Powell, Myke Cole, Mark McCaffery and Marc DeSantis. Don't forget you can subscribe to the magazine at ancient-warfare.com

56 MINMAY 31
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Military Celebrity in the Ancient World

An Empire Under Pressure: Germanic Raiding and Invasion

"Tempted by lowered defences, riches on the Roman side of the Rhine, or just pushed forward by peoples further east, Germanic tribes started to raid and then come across western Europe's great river in large numbers from the third century onward". Joining Angus to discuss the issue XII.6 An Empire Under Pressure are regulars Jasper Oorthuys, Lindsay Powell, Murray Dahm, Myke Cole and Marc DeSantis, plus all those patrons who watched and contributed live as we recorded.

57 MINAPR 19
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An Empire Under Pressure: Germanic Raiding and Invasion

Oliver Stone's Alexander

We're discussing the 2004 film from Director Oliver Stone, Alexander. While it was expensive film to make it wasn't a box office smash. What do the team think? Angus is joined by Jasper Oorthuys, Mark McCaffery, Murray Dahm, Myke Cole and Marc DeSantis.

53 MINMAR 14
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Oliver Stone's Alexander

Rome’s Indispensable Auxiliaries

Serving up front and on the flanks'Men recruited from every corner of the empire, auxiliaries played an important role in augmenting Rome's military might. For the soldiers themselves, service meant a path to citizenship and future success.' In this episode we’re going to be discussing Ancient Warfare Magazine XII.5, ‘Rome’s Indispensable Auxiliaries: Serving up front and on the flanks’. Joining Angus are Jasper Oothuys, Lindsay Powell, Mark McCaffery, Murray Dahm and Marc DeSantis.

49 MINFEB 14
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Rome’s Indispensable Auxiliaries

Spartan Invincibility

We are once more between issues of the magazine, so running with a random ancient warfare topic, the one that has been pulled out of the hat for this episode is ‘spartan invincibility’. We have a full house for this episode with Jasper Oorthuys, Murray Dahm, Mark McCaffery, Marc DeSantis, Lindsay Powell and Myke Cole.

68 MINJAN 17
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Spartan Invincibility

The power of Poseidon - Naval warfare in the Hellenistic era

'The first decades of the Hellenistic era are famous for the ever-growing warships of the Ptolemies, but naval warfare wasn't just about who had the biggest ships.' We're discussing Ancient Warfare Magazine XII.4. Taking part in this episode is Jasper Oorthuys, Lindsay, Mark McCaffery, Marc DeSantis and Murray Dahm.

52 MIN2018 DEC 18
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The power of Poseidon - Naval warfare in the Hellenistic era

Latest Episodes

The role of geography in ancient warfare

'Natural and man-made geography exerts its influence on warfare, determining the passage of whole armies and fleets, sometimes allowing a single soldier to hold up an entire host.' The team discuss Ancient Warfare Magazine XIII.2 'Hunting for good ground: The role of geography in warfare'.

58 MIN2 days ago
Comments
The role of geography in ancient warfare

Ancient warfare tropes

We're back with another Ancient Warfare podcast. In this episode we're going to be discussing tropes; what we know, what we thing we know and where it all goes wrong!

45 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Ancient warfare tropes

Hired Help From Overseas - Sparta and Epirus visit Southern Italy

Tarentum in southern Italy may have been a Spartan colony, but when it was under pressure from first its Italic neighbours and then Rome itself, it preferred to call in some help from abroad. In this episode the Ancient Warfare team discuss the latest episode of the magazine which covers Hellenistic mercenary armies in Southern Italy.

57 MINJUL 22
Comments
Hired Help From Overseas - Sparta and Epirus visit Southern Italy

The Roman Conquest of Spain

We thought we'd missed discussing a few episodes of the magazine so we decided to look at I.4 the Roman Conquest of Spain. As it turns out, we've apparently looked at this before and we'd forgotten (you can listen here). After a long hiatus Jasper has returned as MC and joining him are Murray Dahm, Marc DeSantis, Mark McCaffery and Lindsay Powell.

53 MINJUN 24
Comments
The Roman Conquest of Spain

Military Celebrity in the Ancient World

We are once more between issues of the magazine, so in this episode the team have decided to discuss military celebrity in the ancient world, how important was celebrity and perhaps was there any pitfalls to celebrity status? Joining Angus are Jasper Oorthuys, Murray Dahm, Lindsay Powell, Myke Cole, Mark McCaffery and Marc DeSantis. Don't forget you can subscribe to the magazine at ancient-warfare.com

56 MINMAY 31
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Military Celebrity in the Ancient World

An Empire Under Pressure: Germanic Raiding and Invasion

"Tempted by lowered defences, riches on the Roman side of the Rhine, or just pushed forward by peoples further east, Germanic tribes started to raid and then come across western Europe's great river in large numbers from the third century onward". Joining Angus to discuss the issue XII.6 An Empire Under Pressure are regulars Jasper Oorthuys, Lindsay Powell, Murray Dahm, Myke Cole and Marc DeSantis, plus all those patrons who watched and contributed live as we recorded.

57 MINAPR 19
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An Empire Under Pressure: Germanic Raiding and Invasion

Oliver Stone's Alexander

We're discussing the 2004 film from Director Oliver Stone, Alexander. While it was expensive film to make it wasn't a box office smash. What do the team think? Angus is joined by Jasper Oorthuys, Mark McCaffery, Murray Dahm, Myke Cole and Marc DeSantis.

53 MINMAR 14
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Oliver Stone's Alexander

Rome’s Indispensable Auxiliaries

Serving up front and on the flanks'Men recruited from every corner of the empire, auxiliaries played an important role in augmenting Rome's military might. For the soldiers themselves, service meant a path to citizenship and future success.' In this episode we’re going to be discussing Ancient Warfare Magazine XII.5, ‘Rome’s Indispensable Auxiliaries: Serving up front and on the flanks’. Joining Angus are Jasper Oothuys, Lindsay Powell, Mark McCaffery, Murray Dahm and Marc DeSantis.

49 MINFEB 14
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Rome’s Indispensable Auxiliaries

Spartan Invincibility

We are once more between issues of the magazine, so running with a random ancient warfare topic, the one that has been pulled out of the hat for this episode is ‘spartan invincibility’. We have a full house for this episode with Jasper Oorthuys, Murray Dahm, Mark McCaffery, Marc DeSantis, Lindsay Powell and Myke Cole.

68 MINJAN 17
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Spartan Invincibility

The power of Poseidon - Naval warfare in the Hellenistic era

'The first decades of the Hellenistic era are famous for the ever-growing warships of the Ptolemies, but naval warfare wasn't just about who had the biggest ships.' We're discussing Ancient Warfare Magazine XII.4. Taking part in this episode is Jasper Oorthuys, Lindsay, Mark McCaffery, Marc DeSantis and Murray Dahm.

52 MIN2018 DEC 18
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The power of Poseidon - Naval warfare in the Hellenistic era