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Map - Antioch in the 6th Century AD577 viewsThe ruins of Antioch on the Orontes lie near the modern city of Antakya, Turkey. Founded near the end of the 4th century B.C. by Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great's generals, Antioch's geographic, military and economic location, particularly the spice trade, the Silk Road, the Persian Royal Road, benefited its occupants, and eventually it rivaled Alexandria as the chief city of the Near East and as the main center of Hellenistic Judaism at the end of the Second Temple period. Antioch is called "the cradle of Christianity," for the pivotal early role it played in the emergence of the faith. It was one of the four cities of the Syrian tetrapolis. Its residents are known as Antiochenes. Once a great metropolis of half a million people, it declined to insignificance during the Middle Ages because of warfare, repeated earthquakes and a change in trade routes following the Mongol conquests, which then no longer passed through Antioch from the far east.
Map - The Battle of Cannae 215 BC447 viewsThe Romans, hoping to gain success through sheer strength and weight of numbers, raised a new army of unprecedented size, estimated by some to be as large as 100,000 men, but more likely around 50-80,000. Resolved to confront Hannibal, they marched southward to Apulia. They eventually found Hannibal on the left bank of the Aufidus River, and encamped six miles (10 km) away. On this occasion, the two armies were combined into one, the consuls having to alternate their command on a daily basis. Varro, who was in command on the first day, was a man of reckless and hubristic nature, and was determined to defeat Hannibal. Hannibal capitalized on the eagerness of Varro and drew him into a trap by using an envelopment tactic, which eliminated the Roman numerical advantage by shrinking the combat area. Hannibal drew up his least reliable infantry in a semicircle in the center with the wings composed of the Gallic and Numidian horse. The Roman legions forced their way through Hannibal's weak center, but the Libyan mercenaries on the wings, swung around by the movement, menaced their flanks. The onslaught of Hannibal's cavalry was irresistible, and Maharbal, Hannibal's chief cavalry commander, who led the mobile Numidian cavalry on the right, shattered the Roman cavalry opposing them. Hannibal's Iberian and Gallic heavy cavalry, led by Hanno on the left, defeated the Roman heavy cavalry, and then both the Carthaginian heavy cavalry and the Numidians attacked the legions from behind. As a result, the Roman army was hemmed in with no means of escape. Due to these brilliant tactics, Hannibal, with much inferior numbers, managed to surround and destroy all but a small remnant of his enemy. Depending upon the source, it is estimated that 50,000-70,000 Romans were killed or captured. Among the dead were the Roman Consul Lucius Aemilius Paullus, as well as two consuls for the preceding year, two quaestors, twenty-nine out of the forty-eight military tribunes and an additional eighty senators (at a time when the Roman Senate comprised no more than 300 men, this constituted 25%Ė30% of the governing body). This makes the battle one of the most catastrophic defeats in the history of Ancient Rome, and one of the bloodiest battles in all of human history (in terms of the number of lives lost within a single day). After Cannae, the Romans were very hesitant to confront Hannibal in pitched battle, preferring instead to weaken him by attrition, relying on their advantages of interior lines, supply, and manpower. As a result, Hannibal fought no more major battles in Italy for the rest of the war.
Map - Ancient Umbria294 views
Map - 1788 Bocage Map of Thessaly, Ancient Greece ( the home of Achilles)353 views
Macedonian Kingdom231 viewsMap of the Macedonian kingdom. Data from M. Hatzopoulos, Macedonian Institutions under the Kings, Athens, 1996. Drawing by Marsyas.
Map - 622 750 AD Age of the Caliphs470 views
Map - Settlements of Angles, Saxons and Jutes in Britain about 600 AD540 views
Map - Imperial Rome with Aurelian Walls begun in 271 AD230 views

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Sassanian Empire 621 A.D.52 viewsThe Sasanian Persian Empire at its greatest extent, 621 A.D.Aug 18, 2017
Kingdom of Lydia at the time of King Croesus70 viewsThe edge of the brown area is the border of Lydia at the middle of the 6th century BC, at the time of King Croesus. The red line was the 7th century BC border, roughly from 690 to 546 BC.Jul 04, 2017
19th Century Reconstruction of Hecataeus' Map of the World79 viewsHecataeus of Miletus was an early Greek historian and geographer. He is believed to have written the first book on geography in 500 BC. He believed that the earth was a flat disk surrounded by the ocean. Jun 19, 2017
1883 Reconstruction of Eratosthenesí map82 viewsEratosthenes of Cyrene (276-194 BCE) invented the discipline of geography and the terminology used today. His map incorporates the information from Alexander the Great's campaigns. Eratosthenes was also the first geographer to incorporate parallels and meridians in his cartographic depictions.Jun 19, 2017
A 1628 Reconstruction of Posidonius Ideas about the Position of Continents.73 viewsPosidonius of Apameia (c. 135Ė51 BCE) was a Greek Stoic philosopher that showed how the forces effected one another and also human life. He measured the Earth's circumference by using the star Canopus. He measured 240,000 stadia (24,000 miles) which is close to the actual circumference of 24,901 miles.Jun 19, 2017
Map 635 AD Muslim-Byzantine troop movement339 viewsMuslim-Byzantine troop movement from September 635 to just before the event of the Battle of Yarmouk.

In 629, the Islamic prophet Muhammad had recently succeeded in unifying all of the nomadic tribes of the Arabian Peninsula. Those tribes had previously been too divided to pose a serious military threat to the Byzantines or the Persians. Now unified and animated by their new conversion to Islam, they comprised one of the most powerful states in the region. The first conflict between the Byzantines and Muslims was the Battle of Mu'tah in September 629. A small Muslim skirmishing force attacked the province of Arabia but were repulsed. Because the engagement was a Byzantine victory, there was no apparent reason to make changes to the military configuration of the region. Also, once the severity of the Muslim threat was realized, the Byzantines had little preceding battlefield experience with the Arabs, and even less with zealous soldiers united by a prophet. Even the Strategicon, a manual of war praised for the variety of enemies it covers, does not mention warfare against Arabs at any length. The following year the Muslims launched raids into the Arabah south of Lake Tiberias, taking Al Karak. Other raids penetrated into the Negev reaching as far as Gaza. The Battle of Yarmouk in 636 resulted in a crushing defeat for the larger Byzantine army; within three years, the Levant had been lost again. By the time of Heraclius' death in Constantinople, on February 11, 641, most of Egypt had fallen as well.
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Map - 1200 AD Anatolia278 viewsAD 1200 AnatoliaJun 15, 2016
MAP - 555 AD - Byzantine Empire Under Justinian272 viewsThe Eastern Roman Empire (red) and its vassals (pink) in 555 AD during the reign of Justinian I.May 21, 2016