The first war between Rome and Carthage for the possession of Sicily – Battle of Agrigentum

Here we present selected excerpts from Polybius’ book ‘The Histories‘ (The Loeb Classical Library). Continue reading “The first war between Rome and Carthage for the possession of Sicily – Battle of Agrigentum”

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Underestimation and misjudgement of the Muslim threat; a possible reason for the Roman defeat in the 7th century A.D.

“Roman histories and manuals of warfare contain no special wisdom on how to defend Palestine, Syria, or Roman Mesopotamia, or Egypt or what were the best tactics and strategy and forms of military operations to employ in fighting against Arabs. Continue reading “Underestimation and misjudgement of the Muslim threat; a possible reason for the Roman defeat in the 7th century A.D.”

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