What was the Battle of Cronium (376 BC)?

Introduction The Battle of Cronium (c. 376 BCE) was part of the Sicilian Wars and took place in Sicily. A Syracusan army, led by Dionysius I, was defeated by a Carthaginian army, led by Himilco Mago, Mago II’s son. The Carthaginians won the day having routed the enemy army. Leptines, Dionysius’ brother, was killed during… Read More


What was the Battle of Cabala (378-375 BC)?

Introduction The Battle of Cabala was fought in Sicily between Carthage and Syracuse. Syracuse was victorious. Refer to Sicilian Wars (580-265 BC). Background It is uncertain in what year it was fought and could have occurred in any year from 378 BCE to 375 BCE. The exact location of Cabala is also unknown. Dionysius I… Read More

What were the Sicilian Wars (580-265 BC)?

Introduction The Sicilian Wars, or Greco-Punic Wars, were a series of conflicts fought between Ancient Carthage and the Greek city-states led by Syracuse, Sicily, over control of Sicily and the western Mediterranean between 580 to 265 BC. Carthage’s economic success and its dependence on seaborne trade led to the creation of a powerful navy to… Read More