The constitution of Carthage & The superiority of the Roman commonwealth

The constitution of Carthage seems to me to have been originally well contrived as regards its most distinctive points. Continue reading “The constitution of Carthage & The superiority of the Roman commonwealth”

The battle at Cannae (216 B.C.) between the Romans and Carthaginians

The Romans elected (216 B.C.) Lucius Aemilius Paulus and Gaius Terentius Varro. On their appointment, the Dictators laid down their office, and the Consuls of the previous year, Gnaeus Servilius and Marcus Regulus who had been appointed after the death of Flaminius were invested with proconsular authority by Aemilius, and taking command in the field directed the operations of their forces as they thought fit. Continue reading “The battle at Cannae (216 B.C.) 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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