The Sacred Band of Carthage is a poorly known, yet perennially interesting, military unit. This article was written to address some problematic pieces of online content.
Joshua Hall, Matthew Lloyd, and Josho Brouwers talk about the epic poem Aeneid, composed by Rome’s greatest poet, Virgil.
When the Romans decided to invade Africa in 256 BC to bring an end to their war with Carthage, they supposedly encountered more than just Punic elephants and a cunning Spartan condottiero.
A brief analysis of relationships between the Carthaginians and the Athenians shows that a more developed form of politics and warfare existed in the fifth century BC than is commonly thought.
The promontories that flank the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar were referred to as the Pillars of Hercules.
War elephants are among the most impressive assets of ancient armies, but how big were these creatures?
A funny statue of Hercules in an exhibition on Carthage depicts him as a drunk relieving himself.