Ancient Societies Vs. Roman Societies

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Conversely, the Roman Societies conducted themselves in a manner that is different from that of the Ancient Chinese. Battle was “by agreement,” and it required that both sides be drawn up face-to-face, eyeing each other anywhere from a few minutes to hours on end. Unlike the Ancient Chinese, ambushes, surprise attacks and entrenchment were not popular options. Instead, the no-mans-land between the two armies were purposely bare, ensuring unimpeded advance by both sides and, consequently, unobstructed clear view of the enemy (Hanson 2009, 97). However, when it comes down to warfare the Roman Societies seemed to have made no attempt to systematize military theory. Therefore, we are left to deduce their art of war from the warfare itself. (Lazenby,
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