Ancient weapons

A few years ago I read a novel about Alexander the Great.  It was an alternative history novel.  Aristotle, who really was Alexander’s mentor, in this book invented all kinds of ahead-of-its-time weaponry.  I particularly remember submarines and depth charges.

I thought that was pretty silly.  But there actually were wild and surprising ancient weapons.  I link to this article on four weapons to make you rethink ancient warfare.

Ancient warfare was nasty.  The opening scene of Gladiators shows the Roman army decimating  a barbarian force with fire.  “Unleash hell”, says the commander.  That scene may be exaggerated, but it gives vivid context to the “flaming arrows” of the evil one in Ephesians 6:16.


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I have many interests, but will blog mostly about what I read in the fields of Bible and religion.
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