Example image of eyePlorer eyePlorer map for 'Siege of Syracuse (214–212 BC)': 212 BC 214 BC Hellenistic civilization Magna Graecia Roman Republic Syracuse, Sicily Archimedes Invention Marcus Claudius Marcellus Polymath Carthage First Punic War Hiero II of Syracuse Hieronymus of Syracuse Second Punic War Grappling hook Siege tower Claw of Archimedes Mirror Ballista Onager (siege weapon) Stalemate Roman conquest of Hispania Artemis Citadel Hannibal Africa Greece List of sieges Arrowslit Parabolic reflector Epicydes Battle of Canusium Battle of Capua (212 BC) Battle of Syracuse Siege of Syracuse List of battles of the Second Punic War Antikythera mechanism List of battles before 601