Territories During the Second Punic War
The territories involved in the Second Punic War, 218 and 201 BCE. Red = Roman Pink = Roman Allies Blue = Carthaginian Light Blue = Carthaginian Allies
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 the 3rd century BCE.
An artist's impression of how a troop of Carthaginian mercenaries may have appeared in battle formation.
Carthaginian Ship's Ram
A bronze ram from the prow of a Carthaginian warship. Found off the Aegadian Islands (near Sicily) and dating to the First Punic War (264 and 241 BCE). A Punic inscription dedicates the ram to the Phoenician and Punic god Baal.
The Battle of Zama - Elephant Charge
The Battle of Zama (202 BCE). Roman right wing charges and routs the Carthaginian cavalry, followed by the Roman left wing routing the Carthaginian right wing. Remaining elephants are lured through the lanes and killed.
Hannibal's Major Battles in Italy
A map showing the location of three of the most important battles won by Carthaginian general Hannibal against Rome during the Second Punic War between 218 and 201 BCE. Lake Trasimene in June 217 BCE, Trebia River in December 218 BCE, and...
Hannibal Riding a War Elephant
An artist's impression of how Carthaginian general Hannibal may have appeared riding a war elephant.
Battle of Cape Ecnomus
A modern recreation of the Battle of Cape Ecnomus (256 BCE) by Radu Oltean. The battle was fought between the forces of the Roman Republic, led by Marcus Atilius Regulus and Lucius Manlius Vulso Longus, and the Carthaginian navy led by Hamilcar...
An artist's impression of a Balearic slinger. The islanders were renowned in the ancient world for their accuracy and were employed in the Carthaginian army during the Punic Wars.