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Second Punic war [219-202BC]

The Second Punic War was fought between the Romans and the Carthaginians between 218 and 201 BC. The Carthaginian warlord Hannibal of the Barkas family first gave Rome a series of defeats in tactically ingenious battles, which are still featured in military textbooks. Subsequently, the Romans went into a several-year-long wear-and-tear war, gradually eliminating or neutralizing the allies and major colonies of Carthage, and finally, under the leadership of Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, won the Battle of Zamy. This war finally decided the struggle of both cities to dominate the Mediterranean in favour of Rome.

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Battle of Kann

Want to know how military tactics haven't changed in many centuries? Why are Kann known as the perfect battle of extermination? Then just look at this article.

Battle of New Carthage

Would you like to know how a well-defended city was conquered by perhaps the best military leader of antiquity? How was one of the "impregnable" cities of antiquity humiliated? Then this article is for you.

Battle of Zama

Would you like to know something about the battle that culminated in the Roman-Carthage 2nd Punic War? How did the battle between the two best military leaders of antiquity, Hannibal and Scipio, turn out? Then you can take a look at this article.

Publius Cornelius Scipio

Want to know something about one of the best military leaders of antiquity? Do you know anything about a man who deserves to be associated with the best of the best in his craft?

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