Category: ANCIENT HISTORY

Only men from the age of 20 and above could join the army, and they had to serve at least 25 years before they were…

The Scottish infantrymen, armed with pikes and spears, managed to successfully defend against an English cavalry charge. The name William Wallace, once known only by…

Most people know of the kamikaze pilots of WWII who deliberately piloted their planes into Allied ships during the latter stages of the war. Many…

In an era before dog tags or modern military bureaucracy, ancient and medieval powers needed to get creative in how they kept track of their…

What could have happened to the 9th Legion? How could it simply disappear? The fate of the 9th has been the subject of debate for…

Women warriors of the ancient world Warfare has traditionally been a man’s world. The reasons for this varies historically and culturally but, regardless of time…

A Desperate Effort When a small group of Roman soldiers made their way quietly to the walls of Syracuse in 212 BCE, they were looking…

The personalization of equipment goes back for centuries. The Greeks often had to supply their own armor so they usually added ridged elements that simulated…

The Romans built many enormous and impressive structures – castles, arenas, coliseums – that even today offer mute testimony to the ingenuity and brilliance of…

It’s a terrible reality that war can be useful for a country. It spurs economic growth and helps a nation expand its territory. The military…

There are numerous tales of cruel and unusual punishments in ancient Rome. One of the tales in Livy’s History tells of how Tarpeia was punished…

Qin Shihuangdi died in 210 BCE. He was the first ruler to unite China. He also built an extensive network of roads, standardized the currency,…