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The latest issue of our Explorator newsletter and the weekly version of our Ancient World on Television listings have been posted. Enjoy!

::Sunday, October 03, 2004 10:05:15 AM::

~ AWOTV: On TV Today

9.00 p.m. |HINT| The Roman Conquests
Although Caesar invaded it in 54 BC, Britain wasn't conquered until 43 AD when Claudius established Roman garrisons at Lincoln, York, and Chester. Viewers go inside this savage period in British history and enter the battlefield from an unique perspective--of those who fought and died there. And a bloody period it proved to be for the Romans had not reckoned on the ferocious campaign mounted against the all-powerful Legions under the leadership of the legendary Queen Boudicca. 
11.00 p.m. |HISTU| Birth of the Roman Empire
In 198 BC, the classic military conflict between the Ancient World's two dominant military systems took place in a chain of hills called Cynoscephalae (Greek for "Dogs' Heads") in Thessaly, Greece. King Philip V led the Macedonian phalanx, the fighting force that conquered the world under Alexander the Great. Titus Quinctius Flaminius led the Roman Legion, the classic mobile heavy infantry unit that was to hold the Pax Romana for centuries to come. The two sides met in the fog in a battle that ended the Second Macedonian War. 

HINT = History International

HISTU = History Channel (U.S.)

::Sunday, October 03, 2004 10:02:09 AM::

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