Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, Part 1 of 2

The Roman Empire of Augustus vs an alliance of Germanic tribes.

In AD 9 Rome was steadily gaining control over the territory of Germania, north of the Rhine. However, they suffered a devastating defeat, and the loss of three legions in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. Part 1 describes the build-up to this event.

The Battle of Zama, 202 BC, Part 1 of 2.

Hannibal of Carthage v Scipio Africanus of Rome.
In the third century BC the Roman faced its biggest challenge to date РThe 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

The story of Europe from the Ancient Greeks to the First World War