Mercenary Army

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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 ... inflate their demands and demand payment for the non-mercenary Libyan conscripts in the army as well ... The mercenaries capture Gesco, starting the Mercenary War ...
238 BC - Events - By Place - Carthage
... Barca strikes at the supply lines of the mercenary army besieging Carthage, forcing them to cease the siege of the city ... He then fights a series of running engagements with the mercenary armies, keeping them off-balance ... Hamilcar manages to force the mercenary armies into a box canyon in the Battle of "The Saw" ...

Famous quotes containing the words army and/or mercenary:

    The contention that a standing army and navy is the best security of peace is about as logical as the claim that the most peaceful citizen is he who goes about heavily armed. The experience of every-day life fully proves that the armed individual is invariably anxious to try his strength. The same is historically true of governments. Really peaceful countries do not waste life and energy in war preparations, with the result that peace is maintained.
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)

    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)