Τhe earthquake that brought down the Colossus of Rhodes; a solidarity example from the ancient world

At about the time I have been speaking of the Rhodians, availing themselves of the pretext of the earthquake which had occurred a short time previously and which had cast down their great Colossus and most of the walls and arsenals, Continue reading “Τhe earthquake that brought down the Colossus of Rhodes; a solidarity example from the ancient world”

Antiochus III the Great vs Ptolemy IV Philopator; the struggle for Coele-Syria – The battle of Raphia (217 B.C.)

When Ptolemy and his sister after their progress had reached the extremity of his left wing and Antiochus with his horse-guards had reached his extreme right, they gave the signal for battle and brought the elephants first into action. Continue reading “Antiochus III the Great vs Ptolemy IV Philopator; the struggle for Coele-Syria – The battle of Raphia (217 B.C.)”

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