Jun 1, 2004
Closing out the Punic Wars and Expansion chapter, we inevitably come to the Third Punic War. Despite Roman victory in the Second War, relations between Rome and Carthage continued to be strained over the next half century. Developments in the east and in Spain kept Rome’s focus away from Africa, allowing Carthage to slowly rebuild [...]
May 30, 2004
The Fourth Macedonian War and Achaean War were fought at the end of a series of revolts and resistance activities to Roman rule in the east. A Macedonian insurrection by Andricus, in 149 BC, was crushed by Quintus Caecilius Metellus (Macedonicus) and Roman fury was then unleashed upon Corinth and other Greeks in the short [...]
May 29, 2004
King Perseus of Macedonia continued in his father’s footsteps (Philip V) and resisted Roman authority in his territory. His actions in trying to reverse earlier losses resulted in the Third Macedonian War. His only accomplishments were temporary expansion and his own banishment resulting in the abolition of the Macedonian crown.
May 27, 2004
As an interlude between the Macedonian Wars and the Third Punic War, the Romans came to blows with Antiochus III, the Seleucid King of Syria. The Syrian War developed from the significant threat that Antiochus posed to Roman power in the east. As a result of the war, the Roman grip on Greece and Asia [...]
May 26, 2004
The Second Macedonian War ws really a continuation of the first. While Rome spread its influence deeper into the Hellenistic world, it mainly served as a precursor to continuing war in the region with both Macedonia and Antiochus III of Syria. The Second Macedonian war also pitted the Roman Legion vs. the Greek Phalanx, and [...]
May 25, 2004
UNRV has designed and developed a highly detailed Map of the Roman Empire at its greatest extent in the mid first century AD. The 24 x 36″ full color, high resolution, professionally printed poster includes: hundreds of cities, tribes, mountains, rivers and waterways, detailed Roman provincial names and adjacent territories, legionary forts, fortifications and Roman [...]
May 24, 2004
While the Second Punic War, Philip V of Macedon sought to take advantage of Roman pre-occupation with Hannibal in Italy and expand his own kingdom in Illyria. Starting in 214 BC, the First Macedonian War was only a pre cursor to a series of 4 wars between Rome and Macedonia.
May 21, 2004
A table sampling some of the more well known names of the enemies of Rome is now available. Enemy Leaders of Rome highlights the men who commanded the most dangerous forces that the Romans ever faced. While there are many more conflicts and battles than what is highlighted here, these names are among the more [...]
May 20, 2004
To go along with the chart of Roman Emperors, we’ve added a simple and greatly reduced list of some of the leading political figures in the Republican period. Roman Statesmen lists 26 of the most recognizable names in the history of the Roman Republic. From the founding with Lucius Junius Brutus to the end with [...]
May 19, 2004
As Scipio was victorious in Spain, he moved to Sicily to plan the Invasion of Africa, and finally take the war directly to Carthage. Having great success, Hannibal was called home from Italy to make his final stand. At the Battle of Zama, two of the great generals in the history of the world met [...]
May 18, 2004
In the Second Punic War, the War in Spain was a stark contrast to that of Italy. In 210 BC, Publius Cornelius Scipio (Africanus) took command and within 5 years would eliminate the Carthaginian presence. His success in Spain was as convincing as that of Hannibal in Italy. War In Spain 210 – 207 BC, [...]
May 15, 2004
As Hannibal wreaked havoc all over Italy, the theatre in Spain, during the Second Punic War, went much better for the Romans. Two of three chapters are currently available… War in Spain 218 – 214 BC and War in Spain 214 – 211 BC.
May 13, 2004
Closing out the Second Punic War as it pertains to Hannibal’s campaign in Italy, we’ve added a chapter highlighting the End of the War in Italy. Despite Hannibal’s continued success on the battlefield, a lack of reinforcements, and the emergence of Scipio Africanus in Spain, led to the withdrawal of the Carthaginians back to Africa.