Mercenary Troops

Some articles on troops, mercenary troops:

Interval Between The First and Second Punic Wars
... to Rome the Roman deserters serving among their troops ... This resulted in delay of payments owed to the mercenary troops that had served Carthage in Sicily, leading to a climate of mutual mistrust and, finally, a revolt supported by the Libyan natives, known as the ... During the uprising in the Punic mainland, the mercenary troops in Corsica and Sardinia toppled Punic rule and briefly established their own, but were expelled by a native uprising ...

Famous quotes containing the words troops and/or mercenary:

    I have lived long enough: my way of life
    Is fallen into the sere, the yellow leaf;
    And that which should accompany old age,
    As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends,
    I must not look to have.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    These, in the day when heaven was falling,
    The hour when earth’s foundations fled,
    Followed their mercenary calling
    And took their wages and are dead.
    —A.E. (Alfred Edward)