65 – Carthage vs. Syracuse: The Sicilian Wars (Greco-Punic Wars)
The confrontation between the Hellenic and the Punic world was inevitable, but the battleground would be Sicily, a land...
66 – Punic Ambitions: The Sicilian Wars (Greco-Punic Wars), part II
The war for control of Sicily drags on and neither side looks particularly good in this! Tyrants, distrustful generals, poisonous...
Agathocles of Syracuse
Agathocles of Syracuse (c. 361 - 289 BCE) ruled as tyrant of the Sicilian city for over 25 years. Ambitious, unprincipled...
Agrigento (Greek: Akragas, Latin: Agrigentum) was a Greek-founded city-state located on the south coast of Sicily near...
ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS : Ancient Greece in Italy
A look at Ancient Civilizations and Ancient Greece in Italy. Nearly 2800 years ago, a group of Greek settlers landed...
Ancient Greek Temples at Paestum
More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=_tNnI_w6TTQ Ancient Greek Temples at Paestum: Hera I, c. 560-530...
3rd Century mosaic of Bikini Girls at the Villa Romana at Piazza Armerina in Sicily.
Terracotta statue of a throned divinity, probably Demeter (Goddess of harvests and earth fertility). Late 6th, early...
First Punic War
The First Punic War was fought between Carthage and Rome between 264 and 241 BCE, largely over control of Sicily. The longest...
In the first half of the first millennium BCE, Greek city-states, most of which were maritime powers, began to look beyond...