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History of Carthage, part 1

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History of Carthage, part 1

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In this first part of a series on the history of Carthage, Joshua Hall and Josho Brouwers talk about Phoenicians and colonization.

Ancient Greek shield blazons

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Ancient Greek shield blazons

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Greek shields from at least the later eighth century BC onwards were often decorated with abstract or figurative blazons.

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.

The Siege of Lilybaeum

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The Siege of Lilybaeum

The strength of a Punic army

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The First Punic War was one of the most significant conflicts in Rome’s rise to power. A lynchpin to Carthaginian control over Sicily was the city of Lilybaeum, which never fell to the Romans.

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.