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Bellator Equus. The Late Republic and the Extinction of the Citizen Cavalry

Bellator Equus. The Late Republic and the Extinction of the Citizen Cavalry AbstractThe Roman Cavalry of the Late Republic could cope with the more “traditional” units of the Hellenistic world, moreover it proved to a be rather versatile in terms of equipment and tactics, even though many historians considered, to be ineffective. Due to the many new challenges on the battlefield and in Roman policy citizen cavalry was doomed to extinction. The present paper analyses a few military and political causes its disappearance. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Acta Marisiensis Seria Historia de Gruyter

Bellator Equus. The Late Republic and the Extinction of the Citizen Cavalry

Acta Marisiensis Seria Historia , Volume 4 (1): 6 – Dec 1, 2022

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de Gruyter
Copyright
© 2022 Fábián István, published by Sciendo
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2668-9715
DOI
10.2478/amsh-2022-0017
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Abstract

AbstractThe Roman Cavalry of the Late Republic could cope with the more “traditional” units of the Hellenistic world, moreover it proved to a be rather versatile in terms of equipment and tactics, even though many historians considered, to be ineffective. Due to the many new challenges on the battlefield and in Roman policy citizen cavalry was doomed to extinction. The present paper analyses a few military and political causes its disappearance.

Journal

Acta Marisiensis Seria Historiade Gruyter

Published: Dec 1, 2022

Keywords: Rome; citizen; cavalry; battles; challenges

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