Roman Siege Warfare Timeline

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  • 262 BCE
    Rome besieges and sacks Agrigento on Sicily in one of the first actions of the First Punic War.
  • 212 BCE
    A Carthaginian army is defeated in Sicily by a Roman army led by Marcellus. Syracuse falls to Rome who now control the island.
  • 204 BCE - 203 BCE
    Scipio Africanus wins two battles and besieges Utica in North Africa.
  • 149 BCE
    Rome sends an army of 80,000 infantry and 4,000 cavalry to attack Carthage.
  • 148 BCE
    The Roman siege of Carthage, in its second year, remains unsuccessful.
  • 146 BCE
    Scipio Africanus the Younger sacks Carthage and enslaves its population.
  • 86 BCE
    The Roman general Sulla sacks Athens and the port of Piraeus.
  • 52 BCE
    After becoming trapped and besieged at Alesia, Vercingetorix surrenders to Caesar.
  • 51 BCE
    Caesar's siege and capture of Uxellodunum ends the Gallic War.
  • 49 BCE
    Julius Caesar besieges Massilia.
  • 43 CE
    Maiden Castle, a Celtic hilltop fort in southern Britain, is captured by Roman legions.
  • 70 CE
    The city of Jerusalem is besieged and captured by Rome; the Second Temple destroyed.
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