Hannibal's War: A Military History of the Second Punic War by J. F. LazenbyHannibal's War: A Military History of the Second Punic War by J. F. Lazenby

Hannibal's War: A Military History of the Second Punic War

byJ. F. Lazenby

Paperback | January 3, 1998

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Hannibal is acknowledged as one of history''s greatest generals, and his crossing of the Alps-complete with elephants-to make war against Rome on its home soil is legendary. But even Hannibal met his match in Scipio, and ultimately Carthage was defeated by the rising power of Rome. In Hannibal''s War, J. F. Lazenby provides the first scholarly account in English since 1886 solely devoted to the Second Punic War, which some have called the first "world war" for mastery of the Mediterranean world. By closely examining the accounts of Livy and Polybius, supplemented with the fruits of modern research, Lazenby provides a detailed military history of the entire war as it was fought in Italy, Spain, Greece, and North Africa. This edition includes a new preface covering recent research on Hannibal''s war against Rome.
J. F. Lazenby is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, English. He is the author of The Spartan Army, The Defense of Greece, 490-479 B.C., and The First Punic War: A Military History.
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Title:Hannibal's War: A Military History of the Second Punic WarFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 9.3 X 6.2 X 0.83 inShipping dimensions:368 pages, 9.3 X 6.2 X 0.83 inPublished:January 3, 1998Language:English

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Hannibal is acknowledged to be one of history's greatest generals, and his crossing of the Alps - complete with elephants - to make war against Rome on its home soil is legendary. But even Hannibal met his match in Scipio, and ultimately Carthage was defeated by the rising power of Rome. In Hannibal's War, J. F. Lazenby provides the first scholarly account in English since 1886 solely devoted to the Second Punic War - what some have called the first "world war" for mastery of the Mediterranean world. By closely examining the accounts of Livy and Polybius, supplemented with the fruits of modern research, Lazenby provides a detailed military history of the entire war as it was fought in Italy, Spain, Greece, and North Africa. This edition includes a new preface covering recent research on Hannibal's war against Rome.

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"Scipio won . . . not because he was a better general, but because he had a better army."-Times Literary Supplement