Reading post 81694 in main thread: Fiercest Battle in History
January 13th, 2005  
Originally Posted by paratroopa
actually, i think sharpel and artillery gun fire that could split ur body, rip ur limbs apart and create holes in your body is alot more evere than a mere knife wound
O I don't know, I'm pretty sure spears put holes in your body, and swords no doupt rip your limbs off pretty good.

That being said, it would be a mistake to assume ancient battles were continuous. Most historians believe that ancient battles, perticularaly Roman and Greek period ones, would have been faught in many short periods, with the formations moving into each other and fighting hand to hand for a brief period of time then pulling back, recouping and attacking again. Certainly it was not like the continuous warfare we see in more modern times.

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