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  • Adrianopol 378 AD

    On August 9, 378 AD, the East Roman Emperor Valens set out from Adrianople with an army of 25,000 infantry to destroy the army of the Gothic rebel Fritigerna ( Gothic Frithugairns ). In the evening of the same day, he lay on the battlefield, along with a third of his army. Ammianus Marcellinus called this defeat the worst since Hannibal's victory at Cannae. How could the Gothic refugees from behind the Danube, who had been on the defensive until now, defeat a well-armed and trained Roman army?

  • Battle of Gaugamele

    Alexander and his army crossed the predatory current of the Tigris River and thus overcame a natural obstacle between him and the army commanded by Darius III (Darayavas). Here, on the banks of the river, he gave his soldiers a well-deserved rest. It was the fourth year since he entered Asian soil.

  • Marathón

    After succeeding in suppressing the uprising of the Ionian Greeks in 495 BC, Darius I realized that if they received support from Greece, they would still be a source of trouble. He therefore decided to conquer Greece, secure the western borders and lay the foundations for further European expansion. He was also angry at the dubious city-state of Athens, which had the audacity to help drive the Persians out of Sard, the capital of Ionia, during the Ionian Rebel. He swore revenge on them. Darius tried to penetrate Greece by sea and by land as early as 492 BC. Unfortunately, the storm destroyed his fleet.

  • Militia Templi

    The first crusade brought, among other things, two significant events that significantly affected the life of medieval Europe: the emergence of military monastic orders (Templars, Johannites, Teutons) and the first case of international cooperation between traditionally quarrelsome and fighting European kingdoms. This cooperation, together with military activities in the Middle East and intercontinental trade, led to the creation of ideal conditions in which these orders could prosper.

  • The most important battles in Roman history

    List of the most important battles that took place from the conquest of Rome by the Gallic King Brenn to the conquest of Constantinople by Mohammed II.

  • Siege of Constantinople

    On the morning of April 2, 1453, on Monday after Easter, the vanguard of the Ottoman Turks' army arrived in front of the walls of Constantinople. It was a small cavalry unit. The Greeks attacled from the city and drove them away, killing a few Turks in the battle and injuring many of them before other Turkish riders arrived ...

  • Siege of Constantinople

  • Siege of Alesia

    Near Alise-Sainte Reine in France, 32 miles northwest of Dijon, G. Julius Caesar fought one of the legendary battles of history. His adversary, Vercingetorix, the chief of the Avernovs, formed a large confederation of Gallic tribes to push the Romans once and for all out of a war-torn country. The Gauls had a numerical advantage of six to one. Caesar built a series of fortifications that took the breath away even of the Romans, accustomed to similar siege work.

  • Pharsalus

    From January 49 BC to Pharsalus (August 9, 48 according to the Roman calendar, June 6 according to the Julian calendar), the Roman world was divided into two camps by the civil war between Pompeii and Caesar. The war was fought with alternating happiness in Africa, Italy, Gaul, Spain, and moved to Greece.

  • Roman Camp

    I tried to list the Roman legionary's outfit in the previous article. Today I will try to briefly describe the way in which the Romans built their military camps.

  • List of equipment of the Roman legionary

    I bring you a list of equipment and armaments of a Roman heavyweight from the period of the 1st century AD. It's a regular infantry kit. The equipment of officers and non-commissioned officers differed on several points. The legion was one of the most effective military units in the history of the military, and the legionaries became famous for their tenacity and physical condition. After the reforms that Gaius Marius first made in the army in Christ's army, the professional army became the foundation on which every candidate for government over Rome built. So what did these "history makers" use in their daily lives?


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