June 24, 217 BC | The Battle of Trasimene

June 24, 217 BC | The Battle of Trasimene

Or: The largest ambush in military history. Rome. The name conjures thoughts of hob-nailed caligae marching across Europe and the Mediterranean, as burly, lorica segmentata wrapped bundles of pure sexual civilization planted flags in anything that wasn’t theirs....
December 18th, 218 BC | The Battle of Trebia

December 18th, 218 BC | The Battle of Trebia

It’s 218 BC. It’s also December. The thing about December – especially around the Province of Piacenza in northern Italy – is it can get a might bit bloody nippy; snows fall, ice forms on the ground, and there’s a remarkable lack of food growing around you. No...