Dyrrachium & Independence Day

The Battle of Dyrrachium was a siege battle in ancient Illyria between the armies of Julius Caesar (the “siege-er”) and Pompey the Great (the besieged). It is one of the few battles Caesar lost and a moment in time when the course of history might have changed forever. Had Caesar’s enemies followed up on their victory, Americans today might very well celebrate their independence on the 4th of Pompey, instead of the 4th of July. This momentous battle is the setting for the next chapter in the Rome: Sword of the Legion series, out later this year!