Armies and Tactics: Roman Legion Against Carthage and Hannibal

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Punic wars were one of the central events for the history of the Roman Republic. Featuring the generals like Quintus Fabius Maximus and Hamilcar, Publius Cornelius Scipio and Hannibal, and the battles like Cannae, Zama and Lake Trasimene this conflict allowed Rome to dominate the Mediterranean basin. But how did the Carthaginians fight? What was the composition of their armies and how did they match up against the Roman legions? Let's find out in this documentary.

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Sources:
Patricia Southern - The Roman Army
Adrian Goldsworthy- The Complete Roman Army
Osprey - Armies of the Carthaginian Wars
Osprey - Roman Battle Tactics 390-110BC
Polybius
Livy

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