Carthage: Fact and Myth
Every empire has a cultural rival that both terrifies and fascinates the populace. During Rome's tenure as a Mediterranean...
The armies of Carthage permitted the city to forge the most powerful empire in the western Mediterranean from the 6th...
An artist's impression of how a troop of Carthaginian mercenaries may have appeared in battle formation.
Carthaginian Naval Warfare
The Carthaginians were famed in antiquity for their seafaring skills and innovation in ship design. The empire their...
Carthaginian Sacred Band Hoplite
A Carthaginian hoplite from the Sacred Band, the army corps composed of Carthaginian citizens. Taken from a coin of Syracuse...
Carthaginian War Elephant
An artist's rendition of a Carthaginian war elephant during the Punic Wars with Rome.
Carthaginian War Elephants
An artist's impression of what an attack by Carthaginian war elephants may have looked like during the Punic Wars of...
Carthaginian warfare has been overshadowed by defeat to Rome in the Punic Wars, but for six centuries before that Carthage...
Elephants in Greek & Roman Warfare
In the search for ever more impressive and lethal weapons to shock the enemy and bring total victory the armies of ancient...
Engineering an Empire: Carthage
On the coast of modern-day Tunisia flourished the great port city of Carthage, the magnificent capital of a superpower...