Map of Hannibal's Route into Italy
Hannibal's route into Italy in the Second Punic War.
Carthaginian War Elephant
An artist's rendition of a Carthaginian war elephant during the Punic Wars with Rome.
The society of Carthage was dominated by an aristocratic trading class who held all of the important political and religious positions, but below this strata was a cosmopolitan mix of artisans, labourers, mercenaries, slaves, and foreigners...
Legions of the Dacian Wars
The Dacian Wars started after Decebalus (r. c. 87-106 CE) raided the Roman province of Moesia in 85 CE. Emperor Domitian's (r. 81-96 CE) Dacian campaigns in 86-87 CE reached an uneasy peace, but the conflict was renewed under the reign of...
A Punic gilded bronze cuirass from Ksour Essaf, 3rd-2nd century BCE. (Bardo National Museum, Tunisia)
The First Punic War - Part 1
Few conflicts have rivaled the scale and destruction of the Punic wars fought between Rome and Carthage. In this first episode I set the stage for a conflict that will reshape history! Part 1 - This Video Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Qdf75r_3I...
The First Punic War - Part 3
The battle for Sicily rages on as titanic fleets face off! The naval arms race escalates, culminating in one of the largest naval battles in history! Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOk6ppoQrkw Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Qdf75r_3I...
Roman Naval Attack on Carthage
An artist's impression of what the Roman naval attack on Carthage may have looked like during the Third Punic War, 149-146 BCE.
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...
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...