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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...
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...
Ships in the Ancient Mediterranean
Image Gallery by Mark Cartwright

Ships in the Ancient Mediterranean

The Egyptians, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans all prospered in the ancient Mediterranean thanks to their mastery of the sea which allowed them to fish, trade, win naval battles and establish new cities far from their own coastal waters...
Colonization in the Ancient Mediterranean
Collection by Mark Cartwright

Colonization in the Ancient Mediterranean

Colonization of the ancient Mediterranean had been taking place since the Bronze Age, especially with Minoan and Mycenaean expansion, but it was the Phoenicians from the 10th century CE that really took the whole idea to a new level...
Forum of Constantine, Byzantium
Video by Byzantium1200

Forum of Constantine, Byzantium

Forum of Constantine before Constantine's bronze statue fell down during the windstorm in 1106 CE.
Battle of the Romans and Barbarians (Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus), c. 250-260 C.E.
Video by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy

Battle of the Romans and Barbarians (Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus), c. 250-260 C.E.

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=m4raOIxsbaU Battle of the Romans and Barbarians (Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus), c. 250-260 C.E. (Museo Nazionale Romano-Palazzo Altemps, Rome) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth...
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
Istanbul, Turkey: Hagia Sophia
Video by Rick Steves Europe

Istanbul, Turkey: Hagia Sophia

More info about travel to Istanbul: http://www.ricksteves.com/europe/turkey/istanbul Hagia Sophia has served over the centuries as one of the greatest houses of worship in both the Christian and Muslim worlds. Hagia Sophia marks the high...
Total War History: Battle of Cannae (Part 2/5)
Video by THFE Productions

Total War History: Battle of Cannae (Part 2/5)

Hannibal has shattered every Roman army in his path. In response the senate summoned a monster to slay the Punic foe. The beast they called upon would be the largest combined force ever assembled by Rome so far. The equivalent of 16 legions...
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...