Ancient Roman Wars: Battle of Zama

With the beginning of the Second Punic War in 218 BC, the Carthaginian general Hannibal boldly crossed the Alps and attacked into Italy. Achieving victories at Trebia (218 BC) and Lake Trasimene (217 BC), he swept aside armies led by Tiberius Sempronius Longus and Gaius Flaminius Nepos. In the wake of these triumphs, he marched south looting the country and attempting to force Rome's allies to defect to Carthage's [...]

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Ancient Roman Wars: Battle of the Trebia

With the outbreak of the Second Punic War, Carthaginian forces under Hannibal successfully moved against the Roman city of Saguntum in Iberia. Completing this campaign, he began planning to cross the Alps to invade northern Italy. Moving forward in the spring of 218 BC, Hannibal was able to sweep aside those native tribes that attempted to block his path and entered the mountains. Battling harsh weather and rough terrain, [...]

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Gladiator Warriors: Ancient Rome

Gladiators were the ultimate one on one fighting machines, they lived, ate, breathed and slept combat. Steeped in mysticism and bravado, the Gladiator warriors were the entertainment for a blood thirsty Roman society, and they delivered in true Gladiatorial style. The Gladiator name actually comes from the name of a sword the Gladius, which was the popular Roman weapon of the Roman army. A Gladiator was considered in Latin terms [...]

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Hannibal: General of The Carthaginian Army

Hannibal was known for leading the Carthaginian army and a team of elephants across southern Europe and the Alps Mountains against Rome in the Second Punic War. Synopsis Hannibal, general of the Carthaginian army, lived in the second and 3rd century B.C. He was born into a Carthaginian military family and made to swear hostility toward Rome. During the Second Punic War, Hannibal swept across southern Europe and through the [...]

By | 2017-01-01T14:34:57+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Categories: Ancient Times, Public Figures|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Rome Mad Emperor: Nero

Nero was born in 37 A.D., the nephew of the emperor. After his father’s death, his mother married his great uncle, Claudius, and persuaded him to name Nero his successor. Nero took the throne at 17, rebuffed his mother’s attempts to control him, and had her killed. He spent lavishly and behaved inappropriately. He began executing opponents and Christians. In 68, he committed suicide when the empire revolted. Early Life [...]

By | 2017-01-01T15:14:58+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Categories: Ancient Times, Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

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