Ancient Mediterranean Index Of Events

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Battle of Actium (31 B.C.)

Battle of Actium (31 B.C.) - The battle between Octavian Caesar and Marc Antony which ended years of Roman civil war as ...

Battle of Aegates Islands (241 B.C.)

Battle of Aegates Islands (241 B.C.) - The battle which ended the First Punic War.  After 23 years of conflict in w...

Battle of Amphipolis (422 B.C.)

Battle of Amphipolis (422 B.C.) - A pivitol battle fought during the Peloponnesian War.  Amphipolis was a colony of...

Battle of Cannae (216 B.C.)

Battle of Cannae (216 B.C.) - The most famous battle of the Second Punic War and the one which placed Hannibal among the...

Battle of Carrhae (53 B.C.)

Battle of Carrhae (53 B.C.) - The Battle of Carrhae was an ill-advised invasion of the Parthian Empire by Marcus Luciniu...

Battle of Ipsus (301 B.C.)

Battle of Ipsus (301 B.C.) - A very important battle during the Diadochi (Greek for "Successor" Wars).  A...

Battle of Issus (333 B.C.)

Battle of Issus (333 B.C.) - Alexander the Great conquered the Persian Empire in essentially three battles: Granicus in ...

Battle of Kadesh (ca. 1274 B.C.)

Battle of Kadesh (ca. 1274 B.C.) - The Battle of Kadesh was a battle between the two most powerful empires in the world ...

Battle of Lake Trasimene (217 B.C.)

Battle of Lake Trasimene (217 B.C.) - Lake Trasimene was the battle that followed Trebia during the Second Punic War. &n...

Battle of Marathon (490 B.C.)

Battle of Marathon (490 B.C.) - The first major battle between the Greeks and Persians in the Persian Wars.  King D...

Battle of Megiddo (ca. 1457 B.C.)

Battle of Megiddo (ca. 1457 B. C.) - A campaign conducted by Pharaoh Thutmose III in the Levant.  Thutmose was one ...

Battle of Metarus (207 B.C.)

Battle of Metarus (207 B.C.) - Rome managed to stave off defeat in the Second Punic War after Cannae by essentially shut...

Battle of Saguntum (219 B.C.)

Battle of Saguntum (219 B.C.) - The battle which officially kicked of the Second Punic War.  Hannibal wanted to ins...

Battle of Salamis (480 B.C.)

Battle of Salamis (480 B.C.) - After Thermopylae, the Persians moved on to Athens and burned the temple (the original Pa...

Battle of Thermopylae (480 B.C.)

Battle of Thermopylae (480 B.C.) - Ten years after Marathon, Darius' son, Xerxes, returned to Greece with the intent...

Battle of Trebia (218 B.C.)

Battle of Trebia (218 B.C.) - The first major battle of the Second Punic War on Italian soil (there was an initial skirm...

Battle of Zama (202 B.C.)

Battle of Zama (202 B.C.) - The battle which brought the Second Punic War to a close.  After Metarus, Rome was fina...

Byzantium

Byzantium - This tiny little colony, founded in 657 B.C. by a Greek named Byzas from the city of Megera, would eventuall...

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