Unformatted text preview: again making the chariot faster. Finally, they changed the way the chariot was used in war. Instead of having a spearman ride the chariot and ride into battle, they would have an archer with a full quiver of arrows who would dart in and out of battle quickly, doing a lot of damage but not receiving any himself. The chariot was used socially as well as militarily. Socially, there were great racing spectacles where entire population would come out to watch a number of people race in chariots. To be the winner of one of these races was a big deal. The chariot died out with the addition of mounted archers which were much more effective and the crossbow which could easily destroy a chariot, but while it lasted, it gave Egypt a huge edge of it’s enemies. Overall, the chariot was a very important addition to Egypt socially and militarily. Josh Wexler 3/13/08...
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course PHIL 160 taught by Professor Coakley during the Spring '11 term at Arizona.
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