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The Greek Phalanx
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Greek Phalanx

One of the most effective and enduring military formations in ancient warfare was that of the Greek phalanx. The age of the phalanx may be traced back to Sumeria in the 25th century BCE, through Egypt, and finally appearing in Greek literature...
Hannibal Barca Statue
Imageby Carole Raddato

Hannibal Barca Statue

Hannibal Barca, by S├ębastien Slodtz (1704 CE), counting the rings of the Roman knights who were killed at the Battle of Cannae (216 BCE), from the Gardens of the Tuileries in Paris. Now in Louvre Museum.
Utica
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Utica

Utica (also Utique), 33km north of Tunis, was the first Phoenician colony on the North African coast. The strategically important port was an ally to Carthage in the First Punic War, but the city switched sides in the Second and Third Punic...
Carthaginian Portrait Bust
Imageby The British Museum

Carthaginian Portrait Bust

A marble portrait bust of a Carthaginian woman. Carthage, 5th-2nd century BCE (?). (British Museum, London)
Battle of Cape Ecnomus
Imageby Ancient Warfare Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers

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...
Saguntum
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Saguntum

Saguntum (modern Sagunto), located near Valencia in Spain, was an Iberian, and then Roman, settlement. The town's most dramatic moment in history came in the late 3rd century BCE when it was attacked by Hannibal, an act which famously sparked...
Peloponnesian War
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War fought between ancient Athens and Sparta (who won) and their respective allies came in two stages, the first from c. 460 to 446 BCE and the second and more significant war from 431 to 404 BCE. With battles occurring...
Great Military Commanders from Antiquity
Collectionby 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...
Melqart
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Melqart

Melqart (also Melkarth or Melicarthus) was an important Phoenician god and patron deity of the city of Tyre. Associated with the monarchy, sea, colonization, and commercial enterprise, both at home and abroad the god is a significant, if...
Carthaginian Government
Imageby The Creative Assembly

Carthaginian Government

An artist's impression of what a scene from Carthaginian or Near Eastern government may have looked like.