Mercenary Armies

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Mercenary War - Chronology of The War
... A mercenary army of some 20,000 is transported from Sicily to Carthaginian territory, by Gesco ... their demands and demand payment for the non-mercenary Libyan conscripts in the army as well ... The mercenaries capture Gesco, starting the Mercenary War ...
Battle Of "The Saw"
... of "The Saw" was a major event, mostly a protracted siege rather than a battle in the Mercenary War between Carthage and her former mercenary armies from the First Punic War ... to destroy the supply lines of the armies besieging the city of Carthage, forcing them to withdraw ... The mercenary armies proceeded to fight a running battle with Hamilcar's forces, attempting to engage and destroy them with their superior numbers ...

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    There is an universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object, those qualities, with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. We find human faces in the moon, armies in the clouds; and by a natural propensity, if not corrected by experience and reflection, ascribe malice or good-will to every thing, that hurts or pleases us.
    David Hume (1711–1776)

    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)