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Carthage Under Siege
Imageby The Creative Assembly

Carthage Under Siege

An artist's impression of what the Roman siege of Carthage may have looked like during the Third Punic War, 149-146 BCE.
Sun-Tzu
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Sun-Tzu

Sun Tzu (l. c. 500 BCE) was a Chinese military strategist and general best known as the author of the work The Art of War, a treatise on military strategy (also known as The Thirteen Chapters). He was associated (formally or as an inspiration...
Total War at the Ashmolean Museum: Storms, Wars and Shipwrecks
Videoby Total War

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...
Punic Cuirass
Imageby Alexander van Loon

Punic Cuirass

A Punic gilded bronze cuirass from Ksour Essaf, 3rd-2nd century BCE. (Bardo National Museum, Tunisia)
Battles of the Roman Republic
Collectionby Mark Cartwright

Battles of the Roman Republic

In this collection we look at some of the most significant battles that shaped the history of the Roman Republic. There were defeats such as at Allia River to the Celts in 390 BCE or at Cannae in 216 BCE when the Carthaginians led by Hannibal...
The Delian League, Part 4: The Ten Years War (431/0-421/0 BCE)
Articleby Christopher Planeaux

The Delian League, Part 4: The Ten Years War (431/0-421/0 BCE)

The fourth phase of the Delian League encompasses the first part of the Great Peloponnesian War, also referred to as the Ten Years War, sometimes called quite incorrectly The Archidamian War, and it ends with the Peace of Nicias (431/30 &ndash...
Berbers
Definitionby Reed Wester-Ebbinghaus

Berbers

The Berbers have occupied North Africa, specifically the Maghreb, since the beginning of recorded history and until the Islamic conquests of the 8th century CE constituted the dominant ethnic group in the Saharan region. Modern Berber speakers...
The Battle of Lake Trasimene
Imageby The Department of History, United States Military Academy

The Battle of Lake Trasimene

As Hannibal passed Lake Trasimene, he came to a place very suitable for an ambush, and hearing that Flaminius had broken camp and was pursuing him, made preparations for the impending battle. To the north was a series of heavily forested...
Map of the Battle of Trebia
Imageby The Department of History, United States Military Academy

Map of the Battle of Trebia

Map of the Battle of Trebia (218 BC), illustrating Hannibal's strategy.
Punic Houses, Kerkouane
Imageby Carole Raddato

Punic Houses, Kerkouane

The ruins of houses in the Phoenician city of Kerkouane (modern-day Tunisia) Almost every house in the town has its own bathtub and had signinum floors decorated with marble tesserae. The city of Kerkouane was probably abandoned during the...