We know that soldiers today suffer from the mental stresses of combat, but did those of the ancient world do too?
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The mental symptoms suffered by soldiers who have been in war include depression, insomnia, nightmares, flashbacks, substance abuse, being constantly hyper-alert, and emotional numbness. Most soldiers do not suffer greatly, and about two thirds of those who do suffer a lot recover after a while. We know that modern warfare has this effect on soldiers, but did the stresses of ancient or medieval warfare cause similar symptoms? Here, I argue that there are significant differences between ancient and modern warfare, and that perhaps the mental effects of combat in the ancient world were lesser than those experienced today.
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