The War With Hannibal: Books Xxi-xxx Of The History Of Rome From Its Foundation

Paperback | July 30, 1965

byTitus LivyTranslated byAubrey De SelincourtEditorBetty Radice

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In The War with Hannibal, Livy chronicles the events of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, until the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. He vividly recreates the immense armies of Hannibal, complete with elephants, crossing the Alps; the panic as they approached the gates of Rome; and the decimation of the Roman army at the Battle of Lake Trasimene. Yet it is also the clash of personalities that fascinates Livy, from great debates in the Senate to the historic meeting between Scipio and Hannibal before the decisive battle. Livy never hesitates to introduce both intense drama and moral lessons into his work, and here he brings a turbulent episode in history powerfully to life.

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 Adding drama and moral lessons where he saw fit, Livy’s account of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage remains an accurate gauge of conditions and personalities involved in this massive and prolonged conflict. With characteristic colour and readability, The War with Hannibal recreates some of ancient history’s most awe insp...

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In The War with Hannibal, Livy chronicles the events of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, until the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. He vividly recreates the immense armies of Hannibal, complete with elephants, crossing the Alps; the panic as they approached the gates of Rome; and the decimation of the Roman army at the Battle o...

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In The War with Hannibal, Livy (59 BC-AD 17) chronicles the events of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, until the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. He vividly recreates the immense armies of Hannibal, complete with elephants, crossing the Alps; the panic as they approached the gates of Rome; and the decimation of the Roman army a...

Titus Livius (59 BC-AD 17) began working on his History of Rome at the age of 30 and continued for over 40 years until his death. The history ran to 142 books, of which 35 survive.Betty Radice (1912-1985) read classics at Oxford, then married and, in the intervals of bringing up a family, tutored in classics, philosophy and English. Sh...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:712 pages, 7.8 × 5.2 × 1.2 inPublished:July 30, 1965Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 13:9780140441451

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Table of Contents

The War with Hannibal - Livy Translated by Aubrey de Selincourt and Edited with an Introduction by Betty Radice

Introduction
Book XXI
Book XXII
Book XXIII
Book XXIV
Book XXV
Book XXVI
Book XXVII
Book XXVIII
Book XXIX
Book XXX
Maps
Chronological Index
Index

From Our Editors

 Adding drama and moral lessons where he saw fit, Livy’s account of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage remains an accurate gauge of conditions and personalities involved in this massive and prolonged conflict. With characteristic colour and readability, The War with Hannibal recreates some of ancient history’s most awe inspiring scenes from Hannibal’s elephant-equipped crossing of the Alps to his historic meeting with Scipio before the final Battle of Zama.