The Third Punic War

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 competitive nature between an old and powerful Empire in Carthage and a new and blossoming Empire in … Read more

The Battle of Thermopylae Facts

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 warriors. This is a great film but there is more to this battle than meets the eyes, this being said … Read more

The Second Punic War

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 command of the Carthage forces by Hannibal. In fact the war is so well known for Hannibal that … Read more

Visigoths Sack of Rome

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 Visigoths attacked Rome. This move can be seen as one of the last of a long line … Read more

Summary of the Punic Wars

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 lands of Spain. The two powers in question were the Romans and the Carthaginians, two forces that really wanted to gain … Read more

Peloponnesian War

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 far reaching consequences for all concerned, some of which were positive for the victors and others which reduced the losers to … Read more

The First Punic War

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 are going to find out about the first of these which happens to be called the First Punic War. The First … Read more

The Battle of Zama

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 Second Punic War. The Second Punic War was a battle between the Roman Republic and … Read more

The Battle of Saratoga

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 war itself. This battle happened on the 19th September 1777 and the 7th October 1777. This may sound strange … Read more

The Battle of Salamis

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 Salamis, a battle that took politics to conjure up support for and was pivotal in the changes of fortunes for one side … Read more