The battle of lake Thrasymene (or Trasimene) in Etruria between the Romans and Carthaginians

In the early spring (217 B.C.) Gaius Flaminius with his army advanced through Etruria and encamped before Arretium, while Gnaeus Servilius advanced as far as Ariminum to watch for the invasion of the enemy from that side. Continue reading “The battle of lake Thrasymene (or Trasimene) in Etruria between the Romans and Carthaginians”

Τhe state of matters in Spain on the time of Hannibal’s arrival to Italy

During this time Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio, who, as I said, had been left by his brother Publius in command of the naval forces, sailing from the mouths of the Rhone with his whole fleet to the place in Spain called Emporium, and starting from there made a series of landings, reducing by siege the towns on the coast as far as the Ebro, which refused his advances, but bestowing favours on those which accepted them and taking all possible precautions for their safety. Continue reading “Τhe state of matters in Spain on the time of Hannibal’s arrival to Italy”

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