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The Punic Sacred Band

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The Punic Sacred Band

Clearing up confusion

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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.

Virgil’s Aeneid

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Virgil’s Aeneid

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Joshua Hall, Matthew Lloyd, and Josho Brouwers talk about the epic poem Aeneid, composed by Rome’s greatest poet, Virgil.

Regulus and the Bagradas Dragon

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Regulus and the Bagradas Dragon

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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.

The Pillars of Hercules

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The Pillars of Hercules

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The promontories that flank the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar were referred to as the Pillars of Hercules.

Size of war elephants

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Size of war elephants

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War elephants are among the most impressive assets of ancient armies, but how big were these creatures?

Hercules the drunk

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Hercules the drunk

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A funny statue of Hercules in an exhibition on Carthage depicts him as a drunk relieving himself.

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