Hannibal: A History of the Art of War Among the Carthaginians and Romans Down to the Battle of Pydna, 168 B.C., with a Detailed Account of the Second Punic War ... (Google eBook)

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1891 - Military art and science - 682 pages
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Review: Hannibal (Great Captains)

User Review  - John Warren - Goodreads

very interesting outlook on hanibal from theodore dodge a retired union gerneral. his insights on hannibal i really enjoyed plus the use of ancient historical sources bad this book a very enjoyable ... Read full review

Review: Hannibal (Great Captains)

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Excellent description of Hannibal's campaigns with a military analysis of ancient texts that provide a more vivid picture of the general. Always looking for the benefit of the doubt. Read full review

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Page 395 - I have slain the armies of the enemy; send me soldiers.' What else would you ask if you were conquered ? ' I have captured two of the enemy's camps, full of booty and provisions; supply me with corn and money.
Page 617 - and the numerousness of his army, double theirs, startled the Carthaginians ; but Hannibal commanded them to their arms, and with a small train rode out to take a full prospect of the enemy as they were now forming in their ranks, from a rising ground not far distant. One of his followers, called
Page 557 - that the cisalpine Gauls and Ligurians, who had either not been present at the battle or had made their escape from the carnage, were marching off in one body without a certain leader, without standards, without any discipline or subordination; that if one squadron of horse were sent against them they might be all destroyed, he replied,
Page 617 - This unexpected jest of their general made all the company laugh, and as they came down from the hill they told it to those whom they met, which caused a general laughter amongst them all, from which they were hardly able to recover themselves. The army, seeing Hannibal's attendants come back from viewing the enemy in such a
Page 504 - at Carthage. The rowers and mariners, pushing out to sea when the weather was calm, made trial of the manageableness of their ships by mock sea-fights. Such exercises, both by sea and land, without the city, prepared their minds and bodies for war.
Page 430 - We hardly recognize, in the obstinate defensive system which he now began, the same general who had carried on the offensive with almost unequaled impetuosity and boldness; it is marvelous in a psychological as well as
Page 620 - Meanwhile certain extraordinary sacrifices were performed, according to the directions of the books of the fates; among which a Gallic man and woman, and a Greek man and woman, were let down alive, in the cattle market, into a place fenced round with stone, which had been already polluted with human victims, a rite by no means Roman. The gods being, as they supposed, sufficiently appeased,
Page 503 - On the first day the legions under arms performed evolutions through a space of four miles; on the second day he ordered them to repair and clean their arms before their tents; on the third day they engaged in imitation of a
Page 619 - Excessive vices counterbalanced these high virtues of the hero; inhuman cruelty, more than Punic perfidy, no truth, no reverence for things sacred, no fear of the gods, no respect for oaths, no sense of religion.
Page 504 - with wooden swords, throwing javelins with the points covered with balls; on the fourth day they rested; on the fifth they again performed evolutions under arms. This succession of exercise and rest they kept up as long as they

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