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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.

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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.

    Warriors on Wheels: Chariot Warfare in Antiquity

    Warriors on Wheels: Chariot Warfare in Antiquity

    Until the arrival of the chariot, warfare had been an exclusively infantry-based affair. Its invention introduced a new dynamic to the battlefield that shaped warfare for two millennia.

    The team discuss Ancient Warfare Magazine XIII-4.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The role of contests and rituals in ancient battle

    The role of contests and rituals in ancient battle

    With Jasper away, Murray is MC for this episode of the Ancient Warfare Magazine Podcast. He is joined by Marc Marc DeSantis, Mark McCaffery and Lindsay Powell.

    Taking listener questions they discuss the role of contests and rituals in ancient battles.

    • 57 min
    The Rise of Septimius Severus

    The Rise of Septimius Severus

    The team are back to discuss Ancient Warfare Magazine XIII.3 The Rise of Septimius Severus.

    'Septimius Severus, also known as Severus, was Roman emperor from 193 to 211. He was born in Leptis Magna in the Roman province of Africa. As a young man he advanced through the customary succession of offices under the reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. Severus seized power after the death of Emperor Pertinax in 193 during the Year of the Five Emperors.'

    • 55 min
    Experimental archeology and Re-enactment

    Experimental archeology and Re-enactment

    This time the team are discussing a topic suggested by one of our patrons, they talk over the the pro's and con's of experimental archeology and re-enactment in respect to ancient warfare. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The role of geography in ancient warfare

    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 min
    Ancient Warfare tropes

    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 min

Customer Reviews

MusketeerMike ,

getting better and better

Been listening to this for a few years have often been frustrated by the audio quality, but recently this has improved and the last 2 podcast have been excellent from an audio perspective

The content of the podcasts is always interesting and the hosts all work well together to draw out the subject matter in each show, it’s well worth subscribing to in my view as its just gets better

RaphaRamone ,

Quality & Intelligent

A lot of history podcasts are garbage, this is NOT one of those. The contributors have a great depth of knowledge and assume their audience has some basic understanding of military history. It has improved over time, both content, delivery and production values. It is always worthwhile listening. It could do with a refresh which is why only 3 stars, but that won’t be an issue for new listeners.

MBelderson ,

It’s getting better but noticeably limited

The contributors are knowledeable and entertaining. The concept is great. The producers deserve credit for attempting to improve the audio quality of the shows. I haven’t noticed so much distracting background noise, and the overall audio sound is cleaner. Keep it up, fellers.

My only criticism is that it is so focused on Greek and Roman warfare. You'll find no mention of Mithradites Eupator here and almost never of anywhere outisde Europe and the Mediterranean. Still, they are very good at what they do and you cannot expect them to expert on every aspect of the topic.

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