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Guercino, Sophonisba with the Bowl of Poison c. 1630

During the second Punic War, Sophonisba, a Carthaginian noblewoman and beauty, poisoned herself in order to avoid being defiled and degraded by a Roman victory.


Carthago Delenda Est

That is, “Carthage must be destroyed”. These words were spoken by the Roman statesman and Senator Marcus Porcius Cato, or Cato the Elder… 1,631 more words


Claw of Archimedes

Giulio Parigi (1571–1635)

Detail of a wall painting of the Claw of Archimedes sinking a ship, taking the name “iron hand” in the ancient sources literally, dated from 1599 until 1600. 272 more words

Historical Ships

Bijou Battles

This post is really a test of off-line posting using Microsoft Word 2010,but also contains information on my 2mm rules. 88 more words


Here we go again ...

So begins another (4th, 5th. 6th … ?) attempt at writing/keeping??…a blog..  This  time I have specified the purpose of the blog, so should find it easier to motivate myself into writing something  on a daily basis.  35 more words

Military History

Battle of Cannae

For my high school senior project (a 300 hour project) I had to study the battle of Cannae (kay-nai). This battle was fought in 219BC during the Second Punic War (three wars that would lead to the destruction of Carthage) between the forces of Hannibal (Carthage) and Gaius Terentius Varro (Roman). 505 more words