Hannibal's War by Livy

Hannibal's War
  • Title : Hannibal's War
  • Author : Livy
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 019162330X
  • Pages : 800
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'You know how to win a battle, Hannibal; you do not know how to use the victory!' Livy's great history of Rome contains, in Books 21 to 30, the definitive ancient account of Hannibal's invasion of Italy in 218 BC, and the war he fought with the Romans over the following sixteen years. Livy describes the bloody siege of the Spanish city of Saguntum, Rome's ally, which sparked the war, and the Carthaginian leader's famous march with elephants over the Alps into Italy. Livy's gripping story-telling vividly conveys the drama of the great battles, the disastrous encounters at Trasimene and Cannae, and the final confrontation between Hannibal and the youthful Scipio Africanus. Individuals as well as events are brought powerfully to life, as the long course of the Second Punic War unfolds. This new translation captures the brilliance of Livy's style, and is accompanied by a fascinating introduction and notes. The complete Livy in English, available in five volumes from Oxford World's Classics. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Hannibal's War by Livy,,J.C. Yardley,Dexter Hoyos

Hannibal's War
  • Title : Hannibal's War
  • Author : Livy,,J.C. Yardley,Dexter Hoyos
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199555974
  • Pages : 800
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Livy's great history of Rome contains, in Books 21 to 30, the definitive ancient account of Hannibal's invasion of Italy in 218 BC, and the war he fought with the Romans over the following sixteen years. This new translation captures the brilliance of Livy's style, and is accompanied by a fascinating introduction and notes.


The War with Hannibal by Titus Livy,Aubrey De Sélincourt,Betty Radice

The War with Hannibal
  • Title : The War with Hannibal
  • Author : Titus Livy,Aubrey De Sélincourt,Betty Radice
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 014044145X
  • Pages : 711
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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 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.


The War with Hannibal by Livy

The War with Hannibal
  • Title : The War with Hannibal
  • Author : Livy
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0141963069
  • Pages : 720
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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 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.


Truceless War by B. Dexter Hoyos

Truceless War
  • Title : Truceless War
  • Author : B. Dexter Hoyos
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9004160760
  • Pages : 286
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  • Language : English
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A major rebellion against Carthage of mercenary troops and oppressed North African subjects almost ended her existence, a story vividly recorded by the historian Polybius. "Truceless War" reconstructs what happened and why, and the role of Carthage's rescuer Hamilcar Barca.


Hannibal's War by John Francis Lazenby

Hannibal's War
  • Title : Hannibal's War
  • Author : John Francis Lazenby
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780806130040
  • Pages : 340
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  • Language : 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.


The War with Hannibal by Titus Livius

The War with Hannibal
  • Title : The War with Hannibal
  • Author : Titus Livius
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  • Pages : 711
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Rome's Italian Wars by Livy,,J. C. Yardley,Dexter Hoyos

Rome's Italian Wars
  • Title : Rome's Italian Wars
  • Author : Livy,,J. C. Yardley,Dexter Hoyos
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019956485X
  • Pages : 391
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"Here is a superb new translation of Books 6 to 10 of Livy's monumental history of Rome, covering the period when Rome, in a series of ever greater wars, imposed mastery over virtually the entire Italian peninsula. Livy paints vivid portraits of all the notable figures, such as young Manlius Torquatus, victor in a David-versus-Goliath duel with a Gallic chieftain, and Appius Claudius who built Rome's first major highway, the Appian Way. Livy's blend of factual narrative and imaginative recreation brings to life a key moment in the rise of Rome, and the one complete account we have, as the city passes from the mists of legend into the light of history. J. C. Yardley's translation gives a vivid sense of the energy, variety, and literary skill of Livy's great work. Dexter Hoyos's Introduction sets Livy in the context of Roman historiography and deftly explains why this period was so critical an era for the rise of Rome. The most up-to-date edition, drawing on the latest scholarship, this major work of Roman literature and history includes comprehensive notes that clarify problems of historical content, topography, and chronology, a detailed glossary of Roman technical terms, an appendix on the Roman legion of the time, and two maps."--Publisher's website.


Livy by Livy

Livy
  • Title : Livy
  • Author : Livy
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics
  • ISBN Code : 9780342182084
  • Pages : 186
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  • Language : English
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


The War with Hannibal by Titus Livius

The War with Hannibal
  • Title : The War with Hannibal
  • Author : Titus Livius
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  • Pages : 711
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Livy on the Hannibalic War by D. S. Levene

Livy on the Hannibalic War
  • Title : Livy on the Hannibalic War
  • Author : D. S. Levene
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198152957
  • Pages : 453
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ancient world. --Book Jacket.


Hannibal's War by John Francis Lazenby

Hannibal's War
  • Title : Hannibal's War
  • Author : John Francis Lazenby
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780806130040
  • Pages : 340
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : 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.


Livy Book XXII by Livy,Marcus S. Dimsdale

Livy Book XXII
  • Title : Livy Book XXII
  • Author : Livy,Marcus S. Dimsdale
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107683041
  • Pages : 278
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  • Language : English
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Originally published in 1889, this book contains the Latin text of the 22nd book of the monumental history of Rome by Titus Livius, which deals with Hannibal's advances in Italy during the Second Punic War and the disastrous Roman losses at the battles of Lake Trasimene and Cannae.


War with Hannibal by Brian Beyer

War with Hannibal
  • Title : War with Hannibal
  • Author : Brian Beyer
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 030015206X
  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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This edition of Book III of Eutropius's Breviarium ab urbe condita is designed to be a student's first encounter with authentic, unabridged Latin prose. Written in a simple and direct style, the Breviarium covers the period of Roman history that students find the most interesting--the Second Punic War fought against Carthage--and the original Latin text is supplemented with considerable learning support. Full annotations on every page, detailed commentary on grammar and syntax, and a glossary designed specifically for the text allow students to build both their confidence and their reading skills. The commentary in the back of the book is cross-referenced to the following commonly used textbooks: • Wheelock's Latin, 6th Edition• Latin: An Intensive Course by Moreland and Fleischer• Ecce Romani II, 3rd Edition• Latin for Americans, Level 2• Jenney's Second Year LatinAllen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar Macrons have been added to the entire text in accordance with the vowel quantities used in the Oxford Latin Dictionary. Additional resources include an unannotated version of the text for classroom use, supplementary passages in English from other ancient authors, and appendixes with a timeline of events and maps and battle plans. The text may be used in secondary schools and colleges as early as the first year of study. The copious translation help, notes, and cross-references also make it ideal for independent learners.


Hannibal by Richard A. Gabriel

Hannibal
  • Title : Hannibal
  • Author : Richard A. Gabriel
  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1597976865
  • Pages : 288
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The Romans' destruction of Carthage after the Third Punic War erased any Carthaginian historical record of Hannibal's life. What we know of him comes exclusively from Roman historians who had every interest in minimizing his success, exaggerating his failures, and disparaging his character. The charges leveled against Hannibal include greed, cruelty and atrocity, sexual indulgence, and even cannibalism. But even these sources were forced to grudgingly admit to Hannibal's military genius, if only to make their eventual victory over him appear greater. Yet there is no doubt that Hannibal was the greatest Carthaginian general of the Second Punic War. When he did not defeat them outright, he fought to a standstill the best generals Rome produced, and he sustained his army in the field for sixteen long years without mutiny or desertion. Hannibal was a first-rate tactician, only a somewhat lesser strategist, and the greatest enemy Rome ever faced. When he at last met defeat at the hands of the Roman general Scipio, it was against an experienced officer who had to strengthen and reconfigure the Roman legion and invent mobile tactics in order to succeed. Even so, Scipio's victory at Zama was against an army that was a shadow of its former self. The battle could easily have gone the other way. If it had, the history of the West would have been changed in ways that can only be imagined. Richard A. Gabriel's brilliant new biography shows how Hannibal's genius nearly unseated the Roman Empire.


Cannae: The Experience of Battle in the Second Punic War by Gregory Daly

Cannae: The Experience of Battle in the Second Punic War
  • Title : Cannae: The Experience of Battle in the Second Punic War
  • Author : Gregory Daly
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134507119
  • Pages : 280
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  • Language : English
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On a hot and dusty summer's day in 216 BC, the forces of the Carthaginian general Hannibal faced the Roman army in a dramatic encounter at Cannae. Massively outnumbered, the Carthaginians nevertheless won an astonishing victory - one that left more than 50,000 men dead. Gregory Daly's enthralling study considers the reasons that led the two armies to the field of battle, and why each followed the course that they did when they got there. It explores in detail the composition of the armies, and the tactics and leadership methods of the opposing generals. Finally, by focusing on the experiences of those who fought, Daly gives an unparalleled portrait of the true horror and chaos of ancient warfare. This striking and vivid account is the fullest yet of the bloodiest battle in ancient history.


The Rise of Rome : Books One to Five by Livy

The Rise of Rome : Books One to Five
  • Title : The Rise of Rome : Books One to Five
  • Author : Livy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, UK
  • ISBN Code : 9780191587603
  • Pages : 416
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Romulus and Remus, the rape of Lucretia, Horatius at the bridge, the saga of Coriolanus, Cincinnatus called from his farm to save the state -- these and many more are stories which, immortalized by Livy in his history of early Rome, have become part of our cultural heritage. This new annotated translation includes maps and an index and is based on R. M Ogilvie's Oxford Classical text, the best to date. - ;`the fates ordained the founding of this great city and the beginning of the world's mightiest empire, second only to the power of the gods' Romulus and Remus, the rape of Lucretia, Horatius at the bridge, the saga of Coriolanus, Cincinnatus called from his farm to save the state - these and many more are stories which, immortalised by Livy in his history of early Rome, have become part of our cultural heritage. The historian's huge work, written between 20 BC and AD 17, ran to 12 books, beginning with Rome's founding in 753 BC and coming down to Livy's own lifetime (9 BC). Books 1-5 cover the period from Rome's beginnings to her first great foreign conquest, the capture of the Etruscan city of Veii and, a few years later, to her first major defeat, the sack of the city by the Gauls in 390 BC. -


Government Guarantees by Timothy Irwin

Government Guarantees
  • Title : Government Guarantees
  • Author : Timothy Irwin
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 213
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  • Language : English
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The book considers when governments should give guarantees to private investors. After describing the history of guarantees, and the challenges the politics and psychology create for good decisions, the book sets out a principles for allocating risk (and therefore guarantees), techniques for valuing guarantees, and rules to encourage good decisions.


The Origin of Empire by David Potter

The Origin of Empire
  • Title : The Origin of Empire
  • Author : David Potter
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0674659678
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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Starting with the Roman army’s first foray beyond its borders and ending with Hadrian’s death (138 CE), David Potter’s panorama of the early Empire recounts the wars, leaders and social transformations that lay the foundations of imperial success. As today’s parallels reveal, the Romans have much to teach us about power, governance and leadership.


Cornelius Nepos, Life of Hannibal by Bret Mulligan

Cornelius Nepos, Life of Hannibal
  • Title : Cornelius Nepos, Life of Hannibal
  • Author : Bret Mulligan
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1783741325
  • Pages : 174
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  • Language : English
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Trebia. Trasimene. Cannae. With three stunning victories, Hannibal humbled Rome and nearly shattered its empire. Even today Hannibal's brilliant, if ultimately unsuccessful, campaign against Rome during the Second Punic War (218-202 BC) make him one of history's most celebrated military leaders. This biography by Cornelius Nepos (c. 100-27 BC) sketches Hannibal's life from the time he began traveling with his father's army as a young boy, through his sixteen-year invasion of Italy and his tumultuous political career in Carthage, to his perilous exile and eventual suicide in the East. As Rome completed its bloody transition from dysfunctional republic to stable monarchy, Nepos labored to complete an innovative and influential collection of concise biographies. Putting aside the detailed, chronological accounts of military campaigns and political machinations that characterized most writing about history, Nepos surveyed Roman and Greek history for distinguished men who excelled in a range of prestigious occupations. In the exploits and achievements of these illustrious men, Nepos hoped that his readers would find models for the honorable conduct of their own lives. Although most of Nepos' works have been lost, we are fortunate to have his biography of Hannibal. Nepos offers a surprisingly balanced portrayal of a man that most Roman authors vilified as the most monstrous foe that Rome had ever faced. Nepos' straightforward style and his preference for common vocabulary make Life of Hannibal accessible for those who are just beginning to read continuous Latin prose, while the historical interest of the subject make it compelling for readers of every ability.


Livy Book 21, 22 by Livy

Livy Book 21, 22
  • Title : Livy Book 21, 22
  • Author : Livy
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  • Pages : N.A
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Scipio Africanus by Richard A. Gabriel

Scipio Africanus
  • Title : Scipio Africanus
  • Author : Richard A. Gabriel
  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1597979988
  • Pages : 326
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The world often misunderstands its greatest men while neglecting others entirely. Scipio Africanus, surely the greatest general that Rome produced, suffered both these fates. Today scholars celebrate the importance of Hannibal, even though Scipio defeated the legendary general in the Second Punic War and was the central military figure of his time. In this scholarly and heretofore unmatched military biography of the distinguished Roman soldier, Richard A. Gabriel establishes Scipio's rightful place in military history as the greater of the two generals. Before Scipio, few Romans would have dreamed of empire, and Scipio himself would have regarded such an ambition as a danger to his beloved republic. And yet, paradoxically, Scipio's victories in Spain and Africa enabled Rome to consolidate its hold over Italy and become the dominant power in the western Mediterranean, virtually ensuring a later confrontation with the Greco-Macedonian kingdoms to the east as well as the empire's expansion into North Africa and the Levant. The Roman imperium was being born, and it was Scipio who had sired it. Gabriel draws upon ancient texts, including those from Livy, Polybius, Diodorus, Silius Italicus, and others, as primary sources and examines all additional material available to the modern scholar in French, German, English, and Italian. His book offers a complete bibliography of all extant sources regarding Scipio's life. The result is a rich, detailed, and contextual treatment of the life and career of Scipio Africanus, one of Rome's greatest generals, if not the greatest of them all.


Livy Book XXI by Livy

Livy Book XXI
  • Title : Livy Book XXI
  • Author : Livy
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107619920
  • Pages : 210
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  • Language : English
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Originally published in 1888, this book contains the Latin text of the 21st book of the monumental history of Rome by Titus Livius, dealing with the beginning of the Second Punic War and Hannibal's crossing of the Alps. The history is prefaced with an introduction to Livy's sources and a guide to his dense style.


The Histories by Polybius

The Histories
  • Title : The Histories
  • Author : Polybius
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191624683
  • Pages : 560
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'no one else in our times has attempted to write a universal history' Polybius' ambitious goal was to describe how Rome conquered the Mediterranean world in less than fifty-three years. This great study of imperialism takes the reader back to Rome's first encounter with Carthage in 264 and forward to her destruction of that renowned city in 146. Polybius, himself a leading Greek politician of the time, emphasizes the importance of practical experience for the writing of political history as well as the critical assessment of all the evidence. He attributes Rome's success to the greatness of its constitution and the character of its people, but also allows Fortune a role in designing the shape of world events. This new translation by Robin Waterfield, the first for over thirty years, includes the first five books in their entirety, and all of the fragmentary Books 6 and 12, containing Polybius' account of the Roman constitution and his outspoken views on how (and how not) to write history. Brian McGing's accompanying introduction and notes illuminate this remarkable political history. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Hannibal Crosses The Alps by John Prevas

Hannibal Crosses The Alps
  • Title : Hannibal Crosses The Alps
  • Author : John Prevas
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780786731213
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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When he left his Spanish base one spring day in 218 B.C. with his 100,000-man army of mercenaries, officers, and elephants, Hannibal was launching not just the main offensive of the Second Punic War but also one of the great military journeys in ancient history. His masterful advance through rough terrain and fierce Celtic tribes proved his worth as a leader, but it was his extraordinary passage through the Alps—still considered treacherous even by modern climbers—that made him a legend. John Prevas combines rigorous research of ancient sources with his own excursions through the icy peaks to bring to life this awesome trek, solving the centuries-old question of Hannibal's exact route and shedding fresh light on the cultures of Rome and Carthage along the way. Here is the finest kind of history, sure to appeal to readers of Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire: alive with grand strategy, the clash of empires, fabulous courage, and the towering figure of Hannibal Barca.


Life of a Roman Soldier by Don Nardo

Life of a Roman Soldier
  • Title : Life of a Roman Soldier
  • Author : Don Nardo
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781560066798
  • Pages : 108
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  • Language : English
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Explains how the discipline, courage, and preparation of the Roman soldier combined with the strategies and tactics of his commander and the organization of the military establishment resulted in the conquest of many lands for the Roman Empire.


Women in Ancient Rome by Bonnie MacLachlan

Women in Ancient Rome
  • Title : Women in Ancient Rome
  • Author : Bonnie MacLachlan
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1441153853
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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This sourcebook includes a rich and accessible selection of Roman original sources in translation ranging from the Etruscan period through Republican and Imperial Rome to the late Empire and the coming of Christianity. From Roman goddesses to mortal women, imperial women to slaves and prostitutes, the volume brings new perspectives to the study of Roman women's lives. Literary sources comprise works by Livy, Catullus, Ovid, Juvenal and many others. Suggestions for further reading, a general bibliography, and an index of ancient authors and works are also included.


The Greek and Roman Historians by Tim Duff

The Greek and Roman Historians
  • Title : The Greek and Roman Historians
  • Author : Tim Duff
  • Publisher : Bristol Classical Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 136
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  • Language : English
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"This volume traces the development of conceptions of history and its practice from Homer to the writers of the Roman Empire. It serves as an introduction to the great historians of the ancient world and contains sections on Herodotos, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybios, Sallust, Livy, Velleius, Tacitus, Suetonius, Plutarch, Arrian, and Dio, as well as on some other historians whose work now survives only in fragments. Brief analyses of the events which form the background to each historian's work set the writers in their historical context. Each section is self-contained and may be read on its own; but specific attention is paid to links between the different historians, and the ways in which they were influenced by or competed with one another."--BOOK JACKET.


The New Bookbinder by N.A

The New Bookbinder
  • Title : The New Bookbinder
  • Author : N.A
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Hannibal by Thomas Harris

Hannibal
  • Title : Hannibal
  • Author : Thomas Harris
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 546
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  • Language : English
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Seven years after his escape from the authorities, Hannibal Lecter, a serial killer, is tracked down by one of his former victims using FBI agent Clarice Starling as bait.


The First Philosophers by Robin Waterfield

The First Philosophers
  • Title : The First Philosophers
  • Author : Robin Waterfield
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019953909X
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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These first philosophers paved the way for the work of Plato and Aristotle - and hence for the whole of Western thought. This is a unique and invaluable collection of the works of the Presocratics and the Sophists. Waterfield brings together the works of these early thinkers with brilliant new translation and exceptional commentary. This is the ideal anthology for the student of this increasingly appreciated field of classical philosophy.


Roman Roads and Aqueducts by Don Nardo

Roman Roads and Aqueducts
  • Title : Roman Roads and Aqueducts
  • Author : Don Nardo
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 96
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Describes the construction of roads and aqueducts in ancient Rome, life and customs along the roads, water distribution and aqueduct maintenance, and the building of bridges.


Rome and Italy by Livy

Rome and Italy
  • Title : Rome and Italy
  • Author : Livy
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0141913118
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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Books VI-X of Livy's monumental work trace Rome's fortunes from its near collapse after defeat by the Gauls in 386 bc to its emergence, in a matter of decades, as the premier power in Italy, having conquered the city-state of Samnium in 293 bc. In this fascinating history, events are described not simply in terms of partisan politics, but through colourful portraits that bring the strengths, weaknesses and motives of leading figures such as the noble statesman Camillus and the corrupt Manlius vividly to life. While Rome's greatest chronicler intended his history to be a memorial to former glory, he also had more didactic aims - hoping that readers of his account could learn from the past ills and virtues of the city.


The Ghosts of Cannae by Robert L. O'Connell

The Ghosts of Cannae
  • Title : The Ghosts of Cannae
  • Author : Robert L. O'Connell
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 310
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  • Language : English
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Robert L. O'Connell, one of the most admired names in military history, tells the whole story of Cannae for the first time, giving a stirring account of this apocalyptic battle of the Second Punic War, and its causes and consequences.


The Complete Roman Army by Adrian Goldsworthy

The Complete Roman Army
  • Title : The Complete Roman Army
  • Author : Adrian Goldsworthy
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  • ISBN Code : 9780500288993
  • Pages : 224
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“An outstanding general study of the Roman military system. . . . The best one-volume treatment of the subject now in existence.”—Historian


Hannibal by N.A

Hannibal
  • Title : Hannibal
  • Author : N.A
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  • ISBN Code : 9780241250365
  • Pages : N.A
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Western Republicanism and the Oriental Prince by Patricia Springborg

Western Republicanism and the Oriental Prince
  • Title : Western Republicanism and the Oriental Prince
  • Author : Patricia Springborg
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  • Pages : 351
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The East/West divide seems to be as old as history itself, the roots of Orientalism and anti-Semitism lying far beyond the origins of modern Western imperialism. The very project of Western classical republicanism had its darker side: to purloin the legacy of the Greeks, distancing them from Eastern systems deemed "despotic" and "other". Western Republicanism and the Oriental Prince is a thoroughly revisionist book, challenging both the West's comfortable view of its own political evolution and its negative stereotypes of non-Western systems. Not only did these stereotypes serve to legitimate early modern European nation-states struggling for an identity, but they also served to justify slavery and other forms of domination over subject peoples. Drawing upon archaeological and epigraphic evidence, Springborg discusses the Mesopotamian and ancient Egyptian contribution of political forms and cultic institutions to classical Greco-Roman civilization, an Eastern legacy to the West that has long been obscured for political reasons. A different reading of the foundation myths of Athens and Rome and of certain texts of Plato and Aristotle, as well as the writings of Herodotus, Isocrates, Plutarch, and Diodorus Siculus, permits us to restore possible lines of affiliation. Springborg demonstrates that Renaissance thought, long believed to have ushered in the Western classical republican tradition, demonstrates a curious ambivalence toward powerful Eastern systems, which it viewed with fascination as much as fear. The great divide between Western democracy and Oriental despotism, which post Reformation thought has set in stone, was not yet sedimented in the Renaissance. This major new study willbe of interest to students of political history and theory, Middle Eastern studies, and East-West relations.


Elephants of Thailand in Myth, Art, and Reality by Rita Ringis

Elephants of Thailand in Myth, Art, and Reality
  • Title : Elephants of Thailand in Myth, Art, and Reality
  • Author : Rita Ringis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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  • Pages : 189
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This well illustrated book surveys a wide range of elephant lore in Thailand, past and present. It looks at the religious, artistic and literary background underpinning Thai attitudes to the elephant, and assesses the role of the elephant in present-day Thai life.


Who's who in Australia by Suzannah Pearce

Who's who in Australia
  • Title : Who's who in Australia
  • Author : Suzannah Pearce
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  • ISBN Code : 9781740951302
  • Pages : 2229
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When the Drummers Were Women by Layne Redmond

When the Drummers Were Women
  • Title : When the Drummers Were Women
  • Author : Layne Redmond
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  • ISBN Code : 9780609801284
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Examines feminine and goddess traditions to chronicle the role of women and drums in history, ritual, and religion