This article highlights the intense involvement of non-state actors in the development and maintenance of maritime logistics in antiquity. Among their many other functions, nonstate actors also came to serve the various needs of central Mediterranean forces, such as the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman empires. While the arbitrary, opportunistic nature of this process is emphasized, notions of imperial grand strategy are found to be less important and are ultimately dismissed.
|Number of pages||24|
|State||Published - 2017|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Arts and Humanities (all)
- Sociology and Political Science