What did ancient armies do for food?

Apparently rottweilers descend from dogs used by the Romans to drive the herds that fed the army as it marched through Europe. Was this a common practice among armies - to travel with your food still alive?

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  • Tim D
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    1 month ago
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    Food that walks (and carries its own food) is easier to transport than food that does not walk.

    It is fresher too.

    Common practice was to take what you need from the lands you were in – foraging, and to carry with you as few essentials as possible.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes and if needed they raped and pillaged. 

  • 1 month ago

    I imagine that dead horses after a fierce battle were eaten instead of buried.

  • 1 month ago

    They often demanded that villages and towns gave them food as they traveled through different areas

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  • 1 month ago

    They would eat as fast as they can, and they wouldn't save the food for more than a day because they didn't have a refrigeration or food preservation

  • 1 month ago

    Well, they didn't have refrigeration, so ...

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