Ancient Rome

According to tradition, the city of Rome was founded on 21 April, 753 BC. This city-state in the centre of Italy would grow and flourish over the course of the next millennium, eventually turning into an empire that encompassed not just the whole of Italy, but the entire Mediterranean and vast stretches of land beyond.

Ancient admirals in Civilization VI

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Ancient admirals in Civilization VI

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The Civilization franchise is one of the most popular in PC gaming. It engages deeply with the ancient world. This article looks at three ancient admirals featured in the sixth instalment.

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.

The Roman theatre in Spoleto

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The Roman theatre in Spoleto

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The archaeological museum of the Umbrian town of Spoleto is right next to a restored Roman theatre that continues to be used for shows.