Rome and the Sarmatians
Lecture no. 8 from the course: The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes
Taught by Professor Kenneth W. Harl | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Through control of key trade routes and market participation, the Sarmatians amassed great wealth, which they used to strengthen their military ability. Prized as mercenaries, their military prowess influenced Roman tactics. Explore why, despite these advantages, no great Sarmatian leader emerged, and what effect this experience had on the Romans.