Total War History: Battle of Cannae (Part 4/5)
Despite losing their top commanders, the Roman heavy infantrymen press forward. Hannibal and his soldiers must hold back this juggernaut at all cost... if they fail, all is lost! Documentary Sources: "The Ghosts of Cannae" by Robert L. O'Connell...
The Seleucid Empire (312-63 BCE) was the vast political entity established by Seleucus I Nicator (“Victor” or “Unconquered”, l. c. 358-281 BCE, r. 305-281 BCE), one of the generals of Alexander the Great, after Alexander's...
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...
Elephants in Hellenistic History & Art
Elephants were thought of as fierce and frightful monsters in antiquity, very real though rarely seen until the Hellenistic period. They were deployed on the battlefield to strike terror into the enemy, however, since fear was considered...
Campaigns of the Second Punic War
A map illustrating the campaigns of the Second Punic War (218-201 BCE).
The Masaesyli and Massylii of Numidia
The North African Berber kingdom of Numidia (202-40 BCE) was originally inhabited by a tribe (or federation of tribes) known as the Masaesyli, to the west, and a coalition of smaller tribes, known as the Massylii, to the east. The meaning...
Artashat (aka Artaxata) was the capital of Ancient Armenia from 176 BCE and remained so for over 300 years of the kingdom's history. Located just south of Armenia's modern capital Yerevan, according to the ancient historian Plutarch, the...
Carthaginian War Elephant
An artist's rendition of a Carthaginian war elephant during the Punic Wars with Rome.
Warfare is generally understood to be the controlled and systematic waging of armed conflict between sovereign nations or states, using military might and strategy, until one opponent is defeated on the field or sues for peace in the face...
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...