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1) condottiere. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Italy in the 14th and 15th cent., when wars were almost incessant there. The condottieri hired and paid the bands who fought under them. They dealt directly with...

2) Philopoemen. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Greek statesman and general, b. Megalopolis. For years he fought as a mercenary in Crete. In 209 he became commander of the Achaean cavalry, with which he defeated...

3) impressment. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Before the establishment of conscription, many countries supplemented their militia and mercenary troops by impressment. In England, impressment began as early as...

4) Printz, Johan Bjornsson. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...After serving as a mercenary in the armies of various European princes, he obtained a post in the Swedish army (1625) and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel....

5) Ribeiro, Joao Ubaldo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Brazilian journalist and novelist. His novel Sergeant Getulio (1971, tr. 1978) narrates the efforts of a mercenary to deliver a prisoner in remote NE Brazil; it is...

6) Cunaxa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Euphrates River, NE of Ctesiphon. It was the scene of a battle (401 B.C.) between Cyrus the Younger and Artaxerxes II, described by Xenophon in the Anabasis. Clearchus,...

7) Frundsberg, Georg von. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...German commander in the service of Holy Roman emperors Maximilian I and Charles V. He was the principal organizer and commander of the imperial Landsknechte, a mercenary...

8) Machiavelli, Niccolo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Italian author and statesman, one of the outstanding figures of the Renaissance, b. Florence. 1 LifeA member of the impoverished branch of a distinguished family,...

9) Clearchus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Spartan officer, celebrated as the leader of the Ten Thousand. Sent in 410 to govern Byzantium, he made himself unpopular by his harsh discipline, and Alcibiades...

10) Oromo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Hamitic pastoral tribes who live in W and S Ethiopia and part of Kenya. They number about 20 million and are largely Muslim. Originally from N Somalia, they later...

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