Corinthian Helmet (Detail)
Detail of a Corinthian helmet, from the second half of the 6th century BCE. The decoration of the helmet suggests that...
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...
The Etruscan civilization, which flourished in central Italy from the 8th to 3rd century BCE, gained a reputation in antiquity...
Foreign soldiers - native girls? Constructing and crossing boundaries in Hellenistic cities with foreign garrison
The maintenance of a garrison in a city or a region was for many a Hellenistic power a comfortable alternative to conquest...
Games Based on History: Medieval 2 Total War
I fondly remember the first release of Medieval 2: Total War with its grand campaign leading the iron-fisted Holy...
Glossary By Sander van Dorst Last update: 15th of Februari 2004. The Roman army page The late Roman army page The republican...
Modern illustration of a 4th century BCE Greek hoplite.
Greek Hoplites Fighting
Frieze of Greek hoplites fighting, from Nereid Monument at Xanthos in Lycia, ca. 390–380 BCE. On display at the British...
In the ancient Greek world, warfare was seen as a necessary evil of the human condition. Whether it be small frontier skirmishes...
Hannibal (also known as Hannibal Barca, 247-183 BCE) was a Carthaginian general during the Second Punic War between Carthage...