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Scipio Takes Command (Part 2)

The Carthaginian commander of New Carthage, Mago by name, had only a thousand soldiers to defend the city, and most of them were mercenaries. Unlike Rome, Carthage never had its own citizen army. He decided to keep them at their … Continue reading

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Caesar’s Greatest Battle (Part 4)

The Gauls found a weak point in Caesar’s defences. Sketch of the Battle of Alesia, drawn by Muriel Gottrop  (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 1.0 Generic license photo) The ground around Alesia wasn’t all flat. One of the hills was so … Continue reading


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