Scipio Africanus the Elder
A marble bust of Roman general Scipio Africanus the Elder, 236-183 BCE. (Capitoline Museums, Rome)
Scipio Africanus, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
The General Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (236–183 BC), original from the Tomb of the Scipiones, end of the 2nd century BCE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
The Battle of Zama - Scipio's Attack
The Battle of Zama (202 BCE). Carthaginian cavalry routed off the field. Scipio attacks Hannibal's first and second line of infantry and routs both lines.
Bust Formerly Attributed to Scipio Africanus
This bust is at the National Archeological Museum in Naples, Italy. It was excavated in the Villa dei Papirii in Herculaneum and was thought to depict Scipio Africanus the Elder. However, this hypothesis has been discarded, and the bust is...
Carthaginian warfare has been overshadowed by defeat to Rome in the Punic Wars, but for six centuries before that Carthage was remarkably successful in conquering lucrative territories in North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, and Sicily. By...
The Battle of Ilipa 206 B.C.E. - History of Scipio Africanus and The Punic Wars
DOWNLOAD THE FREE PODCAST EPISODES https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/f... or for Android users: http://fphistory.libsyn.com Scipio - known to history as Scipio Africanus was one of the greatest generals in all time. He was Rome's...
Third Punic War
The Third Punic War was fought between Carthage and Rome between 149 and 146 BCE. Carthage had already lost two wars against Rome, but their assault on their Numidian neighbours gave the Romans the perfect excuse to crush this troublesome...
Battle of Cannae
The Battle of Cannae (2 August 216 BCE) was the decisive victory of the Carthaginian army over Roman forces at Cannae, southeast Italy, during the Second Punic War (218-202 BCE). The Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca (l. 247-183 BCE), who...
Carthago Nova (modern-day Cartagena) was a city on the southern Iberian Peninsula, Spain, originally known as Mastia. Human habitation of the region predates the Neolithic Period, but the area around the site of Carthago Nova seems to have...
The armies of Carthage permitted the city to forge the most powerful empire in the western Mediterranean from the 6th to 3rd centuries BCE. Although by tradition a seafaring nation with a powerful navy, Carthage, by necessity, had to employ...