The Fall of Carthage: The Punic Wars, 265-146 BC

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Cassell Military, 2003 - History - 412 pages
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The Punic Wars were one of the most dramatic series of events in the ancient world, sealing a victory for the Romans and the final destruction of the state of Carthage in 146BC. The wars (265-146BC) resulted in a huge loss of life, both military and civilian, and required great investment by the states involved. The events of each war are described in great detail, using contemporary accounts where they exist, and also discussing the political background, military strategies, fighting, attitudes to war and the institutions of war. Written for the general reader rather than the classical or military historian, the book is a fascinating read, brining new insights and fresh interpretations on the subject. Originally published as The Punic Wars .

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Review: The Fall of Carthage

User Review  - Paula - Goodreads

Goldsworthy's meticulously detailed study of the Punic Wars was a worthwhile read. The details were often tedious, particularly when the author debated over rival theories over those details. For me ... Read full review

Review: The Fall of Carthage

User Review  - Ton - Goodreads

The Fall of Carthage is a very readable account of the three Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage. The Second War takes up most of the narrative, as it was the most dramatic and bloody episode, but ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His first book, The Roman Army at War, was recognised by John Keegan, the distinguished military historian, as an exceptionally impressive work. Dr Goldsworthy┐s book in The Cassell History of Warfare series has also been widely recognised as exceptional in opening the history of Roman warfare to the general reader. Dr Goldsworthy lives in Penarth, South Glamorgan.

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