Ancient Wars

The Third Punic War

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Third Punic War was the third and final instalment of the Punic Wars between Carthage and the Romans.

The Third Punic War was the shortest of the three wars and was also the final chapter in...
 

The Battle of Thermopylae Facts

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Many will know of the Battle of Thermopylae as it was made famous by the film 300 which depicts a small number of Greek forces under the leadership of Leonidas battling against thousands of Persian...
 

The Second Punic War

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Second Punic War started in 218 BC and continued until 202 BC. This war was the second instalment of the Punic War’s between the Romans and the Carthage Empire and is most well known for the...
 

Visigoths Sack of Rome

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Sack of Rome happened in 410 and should not be confused by two later episodes of war using the same name.

On the 24th august in the year 410, as the Roman Empire waned in strength the...
 

Summary of the Punic Wars

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Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Over the space of just under 120 years there were three great wars between two powers jostling to control the seas and the lands of the Italian peninsula, Sicily, Northern Africa and the southern...
 

Peloponnesian War

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Peloponnesian War was an internal conflict that saw the more powerful of the Greek states rise up against one another to become a full blown conflict.

The outcome of the Peloponnesian War had...
 

The First Punic War

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

In the few hundred years before the birth of Christ there were three major conflicts between the Roman Empire and that of Ancient Carthage. These three wars were called the Punic Wars, today you...
 

The Battle of Zama

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

On October 19th in the year 202 BC a big battle commenced that finished a great war. The battle in question is the Battle of Zama and the war that finished because of the outcome of this battle is...
 

The Battle of Saratoga

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Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Battle of Saratoga was one of the most pivotal moments in the American Revolutionary War. While other battles were decisive in the short term, this battle is actually seen as a turning point in...
 

The Battle of Salamis

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Written by Peter Fitzgerald

After the combined Greek land forces were beaten in the Battle of Thermopylae and the Greek Navy lost ships at the Battle of Artemisiumthe another battle loomed. This battle was the Battle of...
 

The Battle of Marathon

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Persians and the Greeks of ancient times have fought many huge and well known battles such as those at Thermopylae and Salamis, but one of the most famous is the Battle of Marathon.

The Battle...
 

The Battle of Kadesh

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Battle of Kadesh is a battle that occurred nearly three thousand years ago and helped shape the strategic position of the Hittite Empire.

The Battle of Kadesh was fought around 1274 BC between...
 

The Battle of Issus

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Back in the year of 333 BC a battle of large proportions occurred between two foe who would be at war for many centuries on and off, these were the Greeks and the Persians. Effectively this battle...
 

The Battle of Gaugamela

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Battle of Gaugamela is one of the lesser known battles between two famous leaders and Empires of ancient times. The Battle of Gaugamela occurred on the 1st October 331 BC and was a battle...
 

The Battle of Cannae

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

During the Second Punic War there was a great battle called the Battle of Cannae. This battle happened on the 2nd August 216 BC and occurred between allied Italian states of the Roman Republic and...
 

The Battle of Actium

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Battle of Actium was a deciding battle in the fate of the Roman Empire over the next few centuries; it was a battle that helped forge one of the biggest Empires the world has ever known. The...
 

Ancient Weapons

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Ancient weapons, also known as ancient combat weapons are weapons that were used in battle during ancient times. While the weapon types are quite distinctive the actual varieties within these...
 

Ancient War

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Ancient War encompassed a huge period of time from the moment there was recorded history to the time between the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 AD and the start of the Islamic conquests that...
 

Ancient Persian War

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Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The ancient Persians were a formidable empire; they owned lands that ran the length of Asia and into Northern Africa. The Persian Empire even encompassed Egypt at certain points through its...
 

Ancient Greek War

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Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Ancient Greeks went through their dark age in the years leading up to the 8th century BC. After the 8th century BC until the 6th century AD this period can be classed as the Ancient Greek...
 

Ancient Egyptian Warfare

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Ancient Egypt was one of the very first civilisations and also one of the first to adopt a hierarchal society. What is interesting about Ancient Egypt is the fact that the time line ran between...
 

War Chariots - Ancient Warfare

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

In the ancient times the chosen vehicle of warfare to ingrain fear into the opposition was the chariot. You could say the chariot of ancient times is the equivalent of the tanks used today. It was...
 

Battle of The Red Cliff

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Nearly two thousand years ago a huge battle occurred in the province of Hubei, Central China. This battle was a huge affair that you could say helped change the face of northern China for...
 

Overview of Ancient Greek War

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Tim Nash

Wars were common in ancient Greece. However, the ancient Greek wars known much about today thanks to the writing of Homer and Herodotus and Thucydides and Arrian are the Trojan War (sometime in...
 

Overview of Ancient Chinese War

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Tim Nash

To have decent insights into ancient Chinese wars, one should definitely have a close look at the Warring States Period in Chinese history, commonly referring to the era from 475 BC - 221 BC. This...
 

The Spartan 300

History of War - Ancient Wars

Written by Tim Nash

In the history of ground war strategies and the power of incredible skill, strength and courage against an overwhelming force, the legend of the 300 Spartans who held the vast Persian army in check...
 

 

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