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The Price of Greed: Hannibal's Betrayal by Carthage
Article by Joshua J. Mark

The Price of Greed: Hannibal's Betrayal by Carthage

Hannibal Barca (l. 247-183 BCE), the brilliant Carthaginian general of the Second Punic War (218-202 BCE), had the military talent, expertise, and skill to have won the conflict but was denied the resources by his government. The Carthaginian...
Genocide in the Ancient World
Article by Gerard Mulligan

Genocide in the Ancient World

Genocide is often viewed as a particular feature of our own current age. This perception largely stems from the terrible events which took place during World War Two in the 20th century CE in the parts of Europe occupied by the Nazis. However...
Elephants in Greek & Roman Warfare
Article by Mark Cartwright

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 Greece, Carthage, and even sometimes Rome turned to the elephant. Huge, exotic, and frightening the life out of an...
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Article by Messer, Rick Jay

The Influence of Hannibal of Carthage on The Art of War

This paper examines the influence of Hannibal of Carthage on the art of war over time. Hannibal’s war with Rome provides a complex example of strategic and tactical successes and failures that have been modeled and studied throughout...
Ancient Roman Warfare
Collection by Mark Cartwright

Ancient Roman Warfare

With a huge reserve of resources in men and equipment and a culture geared for warfare, the Romans were relentless in expanding their borders and putting their neighbours to the sword. The Roman army, with its well-trained, well-equipped...
Carthage during the Punic Wars
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Carthage during the Punic Wars

Map of the Carthaginian Empire and its losses during the Punic Wars.
Great Military Commanders from Antiquity
Collection by Mark Cartwright

Great Military Commanders from Antiquity

In antiquity, certain military commanders were so formidable on the battlefield that they were responsible for the rise and fall of civilizations. Epaminondas saw off mighty Sparta and almost single-handedly gave Greek Thebes its one...
Battles of the Roman Republic
Collection by Mark Cartwright

Battles of the Roman Republic

In this collection we look at some of the most significant battles that shaped the history of the Roman Republic. There were defeats such as at Allia River to the Celts in 390 BCE or at Cannae in 216 BCE when the Carthaginians led by Hannibal...
Total War at the Ashmolean Museum: Storms, Wars and Shipwrecks
Video by Total War

Total War at the Ashmolean Museum: Storms, Wars and Shipwrecks

This year, Creative Assembly were invited to contribute to the ‘Storms, Wars and Shipwrecks’ summer exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, UK. Telling the story of the pivotal Mediterranean island of Sicily over the last 2500 years...
China's Warrior King
Video by National Geographic

China's Warrior King

The Qin army of ancient China was a lethal force that abandoned previous codes of feudal mercy. China's Warrior King : SUN MAY 4 10P et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/videos/?source=4003