Hannibal of Carthage; vengence, oaths, and elephants.

The image of Hannibal of Carthage marching across the Alps with with his war elephants is understandably  significant in the stories of  ancient wars and battles. He is portrayed as the leader of a terrifying opposition to the early Roman republic- but why then, despite his strength and tactical approaches, did he fail to be…… Continue reading Hannibal of Carthage; vengence, oaths, and elephants.

Ancient Illnesses & How They Were Treated

Despite not knowing any where near as much as we do about medicine and diseases, ancient societies did have their own ways of diagnosing and treating illnesses. Most were completely ridiculous and probably made matters much, much worse, however some of their beliefs and techniques were actually quite effective. With an underlying belief (or perhaps…… Continue reading Ancient Illnesses & How They Were Treated