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Roman Artillery
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Roman Artillery

Roman artillery weapons were instrumental in the successes of the Roman army over centuries and were especially used in siege warfare, both for offence and defence. Principally used in fixed positions or onboard ships, these machines, known...
Hundred Years' War
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Hundred Years' War

The Hundred Years' War (1337-1453 CE) was an intermittent conflict between England and France which ran on for 116 years. The war began principally because King Edward III of England (r. 1327-1377 CE) and Philip VI of France (r...
Carthaginian War Elephant
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Carthaginian War Elephant

An artist's rendition of a Carthaginian war elephant during the Punic Wars with Rome.
Carthaginian War Elephants
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Carthaginian War Elephants

An artist's impression of what an attack by Carthaginian war elephants may have looked like during the Punic Wars of the 3rd century BCE.
Hannibal Riding a War Elephant
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Hannibal Riding a War Elephant

An artist's impression of how Carthaginian general Hannibal may have appeared riding a war elephant.
Genocide in the Ancient World
Articleby Gerard Mulligan

Genocide in the Ancient World

Genocide is often viewed as a particular feature of our own current age. This perception largely stems from the terrible events which took place during World War Two in the 20th century CE in the parts of Europe occupied by the Nazis. However...
Carthaginian Religion
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Carthaginian Religion

Carthage was founded by the Phoenician city of Tyre in the 9th century BCE, and along with many other cultural practices, the city adopted aspects of the religion of its founding fathers. Polytheistic in nature, such important Phoenician...
Scipio Africanus Bust
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Scipio Africanus Bust

Scipio Africanus the Elder: The Roman general Scipio earned the surname Africanus after his victory at the Battle of Zama, which ended the Second Punic War in 202 BCE. This bust of Scipio Africanus the Elder is at the National Archeological...
Warfare
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Warfare

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...
Map of Hannibals Route into Italy
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Map of Hannibals Route into Italy

Hannibal's route into Italy in the Second Punic war.