64 – Carthage
Carthage always seems to take a backseat in history to another big player in the Mediterranean. It could be because it’s...
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...
Alexandria is a port city on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt founded in 331 BCE by Alexander the Great. It...
Aristotle on the Constitution of Carthage, c. 340 BC
The Carthaginians are also considered to have an excellent form of government, which differs from that of any other state...
Battle of Cannae - Initial Deployment
Map of the Battle of Cannae showing the initial deployment and the Roman attack.
The Berbers have occupied North Africa, specifically the Maghreb, since the beginning of recorded history and until...
Campaigns of the Second Punic War
A map illustrating the campaigns of the Second Punic War (218-201 BCE).
Carthage was one of the most powerful cities of the ancient world and spawned the powerful Carthaginian Empire which dominated...
Carthage and its Harbour
This is a 3D rendition of what Carthage might have looked like at the height of its power. In the foreground you can...