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Battles of the ancient world

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The largest battle of the Second Punic War, this battle represented one of the worst defeats in Roman history. The Carthaginians were led by Hannibal, while the Romans were led by the consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro.
Battle of Marathon (490 BC)
Battle of Issus (333 BC)
Battle of Alesia (52 BC)
Battle of Cannae (216 BC)
Battle of Cannae (216 BC)
the first battle of the second Persian invasion of Greece. Although the Persians under Xerxes I and his general Mardonius defeated the Spartans, King Leonidas and his Spartan troops put up a heroic defense of the pass.
Battle of Cannae (216 BC)
Battle of Zama (202 BC)
Battle of Kadesh (1274 BC)
Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC)
Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC)
This naval battle (480 BC) was a major turning point in the Greco-Persian Wars, as it signaled the beginning of the end of Persian attempts to conquer Greece. The battle is named after an island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens.
Battle of Actium (31 BC)
Battle of Salamis (480 BC)
Philippi (42 BC)
Battle of Alesia (52 BC)
Battle of Salamis (480 BC)
Following the battle, the Spartans besieged Athens and forced its surrender.
The Battle of Chalons (or Catalaunian Fields) (AD 451)
The Battle of Chalons (or Catalaunian Fields) (AD 451)
Battle of Aegospotami (405 BC)
Carrhae (53 BC)
Battle of Aegospotami (405 BC)
the fleet of Octavian defeated the combined forces of Cleopatra and Mark Antony at this battle near modern-day Preveza in the Ambracian Gulf of Greece.
Carrhae (53 BC)
Battle of Alesia (52 BC)
Asculum (279 BC)
Battle of Actium (31 BC)
Battle of Actium (31 BC)
The Persian admiral Ariabignes was killed in hand-to-hand combat, and the Queen of Halicarnassus, Artemisia, had to sink some of her allies' ships to escape.
Battle of Actium (31 BC)
Battle of Actium (31 BC)
Battle of Salamis (480 BC)
Carrhae (53 BC)
Battle of Salamis (480 BC)
part of the civil war that ensued when Maxentius usurped the throne of the western half of the Roman Empire from Constantine.
Battle of the Milvian Bridge (312 AD)
Battle of Marathon (490 BC)
Battle of Salamis (480 BC)
Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC)
Battle of the Milvian Bridge (312 AD)
Taking place near modern Edirne, Turkey, this battle signalled the beginning of the spread of Germanic peoples into the Western Roman Empire. The Romans were led by the eastern emperor Valens, while the Goths were led by Fritigern.
Battle of Issus (333 BC)
Battle of Issus (333 BC)
Battle of the Milvian Bridge (312 AD)
Battle of Adrianople (AD 378)
Battle of Adrianople (AD 378)
An epic battle between the Romans and the Huns fought in what is now France. The Roman army was commanded by Flavius Aetius and included Visigoths under Theodoric I, who was killed by an Ostrogoth during the battle.
Battle of Kadesh (1274 BC)
Plataea (479 BC)
Chaeronea (338 BC)
The Battle of Chalons (or Catalaunian Fields) (AD 451)
The Battle of Chalons (or Catalaunian Fields) (AD 451)
Although Ramses proclaimed a great victory for himself, he was lucky to achieve a stalemate after being ambushed by Hittite chariots.
Battle of Alesia (52 BC)
The Battle of Chalons (or Catalaunian Fields) (AD 451)
Battle of Kadesh (1274 BC)
Battle of Alesia (52 BC)
Battle of Kadesh (1274 BC)
Hannibal employed a double-envelopment tactic, surrounded the Roman army, and destroyed it.
Battle of Cannae (216 BC)
Gaugamela (331 BC)
Battle of Adrianople (AD 378)
Battle of Actium (31 BC)
Battle of Cannae (216 BC)
Probably the largest chariot battle in history, with over 5,000 chariots engaged. The Egyptian chariots were smaller and faster than those used by the Hittites, which gave the Egyptians an advantage
Battle of Actium (31 BC)
Battle of Kadesh (1274 BC)
Pharsalus (48 BC)
Battle of Adrianople (AD 378)
Battle of Kadesh (1274 BC)
Among the few Athenian dead of the battle were archon Callimachus and the general Stesilaos.
Battle of Alesia (52 BC)
Battle of Marathon (490 BC)
The Battle of Chalons (or Catalaunian Fields) (AD 451)
Battle of the Milvian Bridge (AD 312)
Battle of Marathon (490 BC)
The final battle of the Second Punic War, it was fought near Carthage in modern-day Tunisia. Scipio Africanus's victory at the Battle of the Great Plains in 203 BC forced Hannibal to leave Italy and return to North Africa for the final showdown.
The Battle of Chalons (or Catalaunian Fields) (AD 451)
Battle of Zama (202 BC)
Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC)
Carrhae (53 BC)
Battle of Zama (202 BC)
One of the earliest battles in recorded history, this battle (1274 BC) was fought near the Orontes River in modern-day Syria between Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II and the Hittite king Muwatalli II.
Battle of Issus (333 BC)
Battle of the Milvian Bridge (312 AD)
Battle of Marathon (490 BC)
Battle of Kadesh (1274 BC)
Battle of Kadesh (1274 BC)

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