A History of Europe, Key Battles is now on the historypodcasters.com Website: http://historypodcasters.com/2014/02/23/a-history-of-europe-key-battles/
Rome fought back against Hannibal’s campaign in Italy and the various revolts they faced. They then launched an invasion of Africa, which led to the decisive Battle of Zama, 202 BC
Hannibal of Carthage v Scipio Africanus of Rome.
In the third century BC the Roman faced its biggest challenge to date – The Punic Wars against the Phoenicians of Carthage. The two sides fought for decades. This podcast describes the build up to the Battle of Zama, the culmination of the Second Punic War
Part 2 of 2 on the Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BC. In 334 BC Alexander’s Greek/Macedonian army of conquest marched into Asia. Here I tell the story of the campaign, and Alexander’s plans to forge a new Greco-Persian culture
Part 1 of 2 on the Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BC. Describes the build up to the invasion of the Persian Empire by Alexander the Great, with an army of Greeks and Macedonians
Part 2 of 2 on the Battle of Marathon, between the Ancient Greeks and the Persian Empire
One morning in late summer 490 BC, an army of about 9,000 Athenians with 1,000 allies from Plataea woke early to the news that the mighty Persian foe were heading their way. The navy of the mightiest Empire in the world had landed some twenty-six miles from Athens. After days of stand-off, the fight was on. For the Greeks this was a fight for survival.
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