Battle of Cannae
In 216 BCE, Roman military tactics were still in their infancy. Although Rome had won many impressive victories during...
Battle of Cannae - Destruction of the Roman Army
Map of the Battle of Cannae showing how Hannibal encircles and defeats the Roman army.
Battle of Cannae - Initial Deployment
Map of the Battle of Cannae showing the initial deployment and the Roman attack.
Battle of Zama
A 16th century CE painting depicting the Battle of Zama between Rome and Carthage in 202 BCE.
Campaigns of the Second Punic War
A map illustrating the campaigns of the Second Punic War (218-201 BCE).
According to legend, Carthage was founded by the Phoenician Queen Elissa (better known as Dido) sometime around 813...
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...
Carthaginian War Elephant
An artist's rendition of a Carthaginian war elephant during the Punic Wars with Rome.
Carthaginian warfare has been overshadowed by defeat to Rome in the Punic Wars, but for six centuries before that Carthage...