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Akkadian warfare

Akkadian warfare  

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The city of Akkad (Agade) became the centre of a great Mesopotamian empire for over a century (2300–2200 bc) as a result of the military energy of its greatest ruler ...
animals and the military

animals and the military  

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(see also horses). Man has made use of the strength, speed, and stamina of his companion animals, in war as well as in peace, from the earliest recorded times. Domesticated ...
Assyrians

Assyrians  

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Renowned as possessing the most ruthless and efficient military organization of all the ancient Mesopotamian empires, the Assyrians dominated the region for over 600 years before being conquered by ...
battle of Arbela

battle of Arbela  

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(331 bc).Located west of the Tigris about 50 miles (80 km) from modern Erbil (Arbela), Gaugamela was the site of Alexander's third and decisive victory over the Persians in ...
Battle of Kadesh

Battle of Kadesh  

(1300 bc).Ramesses II, Pharaoh of Egypt (1304–1237 bc) defeated the Hittites of King Muwattallish (1315–1296) outside the strategically important city of Kadesh on the river Orontes, in northern ...
battle of Magnesia

battle of Magnesia  

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The decisive battle of the war between Rome and the Seleucid Antiochus III was fought near Magnesia by Mt. Sipylus in Lydia, in 189 bc. The nominal Roman commander was Cornelius Scipio Asiagenes, ...
battles of Megiddo

battles of Megiddo  

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(c.1468 bc, 609 bc, and ad 1918)(see also Armageddon). Tel Megiddo, in the fertile coastal strip of Palestine, now Israel, was the site of the first battle of which ...
cavalry

cavalry  

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ˈkævǝlrē1 pl. -ies usually treated as pl. soldiers who fought on horseback.2 a branch of an army made up of such soldiers.3 modern soldiers who fight in armored vehicles.[...]
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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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2003
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The vehicle seen by the prophet Ezekiel (Ezekiel 1), representing, in Jewish mysticism, the realms on high into which

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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2004

Warriors ride in chariots in early Irish and Welsh narratives because most of these were composed before the saddle was

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

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2004

When horses were tamed their first military use was in drawing light carts which served as shooting and fighting platforms.

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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2007
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Art & Architecture, Classical studies
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Term applied properly to a light, fast, horse-drawn vehicle with two spoked wheels, which was used in ancient warfare, hunting,

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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[Ar]

A light two‐wheeled war vehicle usually carrying a warrior and a driver pulled by horses. Clumsy four‐wheel prototypes drawn

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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2011
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In the Near East the chariot was a light, open vehicle with two spoked wheels, drawn by horses yoked on

Etruscans

Etruscans  

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Historically and artistically the most important of the indigenous peoples of pre‐Roman Italy, and acc. to Porcius Cato (1) the masters of nearly all of it—a claim confirmed by archaeology for the ...
Ezekiel

Ezekiel  

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A Hebrew prophet of the 6th century bc who prophesied the forthcoming destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish nation and inspired hope for the future well-being of a restored state. Also, a book of ...
Gershom Scholem

Gershom Scholem  

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World-renowned German Jewish scholar of Jewish mysticism (1897–1982). Scholem was born in Berlin, in an assimilated Jewish family, but became attracted to Jewish studies, eventually specializing in ...
Hittites

Hittites  

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A member of an ancient people of Asia Minor who gained control of central Anatolia c. 1800–1200 bc. The Hittite empire reached its zenith under the totalitarian rule of Suppiluliuma I (c.1380 bc), ...
horse

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N.1 cavalry: forty horse and sixty foot.2 a horizontal bar, rail, or rope in the rigging of a sailing ship for supporting something.v. (usually be horsed) provide (a person or vehicle) with a horse ...
Hydaspēs

Hydaspēs  

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River of the Punjab, where Alexander (2) the Great defeated Porus in 326 bc. After continually stretching the enemy by marching and countermarching along the river, Alexander crossed it before dawn ...

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