The Battle of Marathon

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 of Marathon is one of the many battles that Persians and Greeks fought against one another; it was also … Read more

The Battle of Kadesh

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 two leading empires of the age, these being the Egyptian Empire of North Eastern Africa and the Hittite Empire to … Read more

The Battle of Issus

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 was between Alexander III of Macedonia and his Greek army and the Achaemenid Empire of Persia. The Battle … Read more

The Battle of Gaugamela

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 between Alexander the Great of Greece and Darius III of Persia. Interestingly many people don’t know of the Battle of … Read more

The Battle of Cannae

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 African, Spanish, and Gallic tribes of the Carthaginian Republic. This battle happened while the Carthage tribes were under the … Read more

The Battle of Actium

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 problem with the Battle of Actium is that while it was pivotal and important many do not … Read more

Ancient Weapons

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 weapon types differ greatly from region to region. The ancient weapons are extremely interesting as they are the forebears of many weapon types we still … Read more

Ancient War

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 occurred around 750 AD. The advances in warfare tactics and weaponry technology during this time were quite amazing and … Read more

Ancient Persian War

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 reign. It seems that Persia was an unstoppable force; this was until they met the Ancient Greeks who were the only civilisation that was … Read more

Ancient Greek War

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 period of history. This is a period of interesting wars and advances in warfare. The Ancient Greeks were … Read more