Description of the battle, in which Arminius led his German followers on an ambush which destroyed three Roman legions, and contributed to halting Rome’s expansion into northern Europe.
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