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But in that sort of fighting they proved to be at a disadvantage against Rome ,
since their mercenaries lacked any patriotic incentive to fight : whereas the
legions , on the other hand , were manned by men who belonged to a political
With the Romans , on the other hand , this place was more friendly and indeed ,
under the direction of an anti ... their way to Hannibal at Carthago Nova , in order
to transmit the Senate ' s command that he should keep his hands off Saguntum .
As for the civilian populations , who were compelled to hand over these supplies ,
at first they were paid for what they provided , and as late as the 230s such cash
transactions are still recorded . But by that time the money the authorities ...
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