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.
May 12, 2004
Hannibal’s great victory at Cannae was followed by continuing success in the south of Italy. After the Battle of Cannae the Roman ally in Syracuse, Sicily switched sides to Carthage, and soon after war broke out with Philip of Macedonia. While things in Italy looked bleak for Rome, a new general, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, began [...]
May 9, 2004
As Hannibal marched through Italy, the Roman Senate elected Gaius Terentius Varro and Lucius Aemilius Paullus as Consuls to take on the threat head on. At the Battle of Cannae, the smaller Carthaginian force devasted the Romans, sealing Hannibal’s fate as one of history’s great battlefield commanders.
May 7, 2004
The Second Punic War, continued with more Carthaginian success. After the battles of Ticinus and Trebbia, Hannibal crushed another Roman force at Lake Trasimenus. As the War in Italy continued, conditions for Rome were worsening. The Dictator, Fabius Maximus, offered momentary respite with delaying tactics, but the worst was yet to come for the Romans.
May 6, 2004
In the Second Punic War, following Hannibal’s march across the Alps, his subsequent Invasion of Italy was met by Publius Cornelius Scipio the Elder. At the battles of Ticinus and the Trebbia River, Hannibal crushed the Roman defenders and the door to Italy, and Rome, was wide open.
May 5, 2004
Perhaps the most important series of events in the history of Rome, the Second Punic War marked the maturation of Rome into both a survivor and a world power. Under the command of the Hannibal Barca, the Carthaginians gave the Romans all they could handle. The Outbreak of the Second Punic War illustrates the very [...]
May 2, 2004
The Roman Pantheon consisted of a great number of deities. The following lists give a large sampling of some of these. There were 12 Major Roman Gods imported from Greece, known as the Dii Consentes. There were a great number of Minor Gods associated with anything from agriculture to the city sewers. Some evolved within [...]