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Famous Battles (1595 BC - 300)

- Famous battles throughout all of history. - The summary or explanation of the battle is given.
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1595 BC
Hittites sack ______ and end the First ________ dynasty, leaving the area to be occupied by their Kassite allies for centuries.
Babylon
1184 BC
The Greeks besieged this city in modern day Turkey for over 10 years. Homer would write a very famous book about it.
Siege of Troy
480 BC
Persians under Xerxes defeat a coalition of Greek forces led by the Spartans commanded by King Leonidas.
Battle of Thermopylae
480 BC
Greek ships under Themistocles and Eurybiades of Sparta defeat Persian fleet in the Bay of Eleusis.
Battle of Salamis
415 BC
The Athenian expedition in Sicily, under Nicias and Demosthenes, is annihilated.
Battle of Syracuse
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331 BC
Alexander the Great defeats Darius III in Mesopotamia and conquers Persia. This battle is also known as "Alexander’s Masterpiece."
Battle of Gaugamela
216 BC
Hannibal destroys the Roman army of Lucius Aemilius Paulus and Publius Terentius Varro in what is considered one of the great masterpieces of the tactical art.
Battle of Cannae
202 BC
Scipio Africanus Major decisively defeats Hannibal in North Africa, ending the Second Punic War.
Battle of Zama
73 BC
Slave army under Spartacus defeats Romans under Gaius Claudius Glaber.
Battle of Mount Vesuvius
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The German leader Arminius destroys the Roman legions of Publius Quinctilius Varus in the forests of modern day Lower-Saxony.
Battle of the Teutoburg Forest
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