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Agathocles of Syracuse
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Agathocles of Syracuse

Agathocles of Syracuse (c. 361 - 289 BCE) ruled as tyrant of the Sicilian city for over 25 years. Ambitious, unprincipled, and seeing himself as a new Alexander, he famously attacked Carthage in a three-year campaign and made conquests in...
The Battle of Zama - Elephant Charge
Imageby Mohammad Adil

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.
Carthaginian Silver Tetradrachm
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Carthaginian Silver Tetradrachm

A silver tetradrachm minted in Carthage, 330-300 BCE. Obv.: head of the goddess Tanit with dolphins. Rev. : horse's head and palm tree. The legend reads 'm mhnt' meaning 'people of the camp', that is army camp. Many such coins were minted...
Swords in Ancient Chinese Warfare
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Swords in Ancient Chinese Warfare

Although the bow and crossbow were the weapons of choice for much of China's history, the sword played its part, especially when warriors were forced to dismount and face the enemy at close quarters. Widely used from around 500 BCE, swords...
Fortifications in Ancient Chinese Warfare
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Fortifications in Ancient Chinese Warfare

While ancient Chinese warfare was often characterised by large armies in pitched battles, siege warfare and the sacking of cities were also regular features. Huge earth walls with towers and encircling ditches or moats became the normal strategy...
Hamilcar Barca
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Hamilcar Barca

Carthaginian silver dishekel. The head has been identified as Hamilcar Barca (c. 285 – c. 228 BCE). Minted in Carthago Nova, Spain, 237-227 BCE.
Naval Landing
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Naval Landing

This is an artistic 3D impression of how a Roman naval landing may have looked in ancient times.
Warfare in Ancient China
Collectionby Mark Cartwright

Warfare in Ancient China

Chinese warfare involved perhaps the largest and most technologically advanced armies in the ancient world. Chariots, cavalry, swords, bows and crossbows were all staple features of the battles which raged as rulers forever struggled to dominate...
Historical Swords From Around the World
Image Galleryby Arienne King

Historical Swords From Around the World

This image gallery showcases 28 styles of swords from around the world. This non-exhaustive list highlights different methods of swordmaking from throughout history.
Battle of Lilybaeum
Imageby Ancient Warfare Magazine/ Karwansaray Publishers

Battle of Lilybaeum

An illustration of the Battle of Lilybaeum (Marsala) in 250 BCE, during the Punic Wars. Illustration by Zvonimir Grbasic.