Ep. 522: How Did Rome Defeat the Armies of Alexander's Successors?
Nearly 2,200 years ago, the Greek historian Polybius tried to analyze how Rome's armies vanquished the world-conquering Hellenistic armies centered on the Macedonian pike-phalanx. In this episode, Aditya Ramanathan and Anirudh Kanisetti use both ancient and modern scholarship to look at how the Romans achieved this bloody and astonishing feat.
For a deep dive into how the Macedonian pike-phalanx functioned in combat, we recommend Christopher Matthew's An Invincible Beast: Understanding the Hellenistic Pike Phalanx in Action:
Anirudh and Aditya discuss infantry warfare in medieval southern India in two episodes of the Indian military history podcast Yuddha:
Ep. 02: The World Of The South Indian Soldier
Ep. 01 The Age of the War-Elephant
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