Between Rome and Carthage: Southern Italy during the Second Punic War (Google eBook)

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 10, 2010 - History
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Hannibal invaded Italy with the hope of raising widespread rebellions among Rome's subordinate allies. Yet even after crushing the Roman army at Cannae, he was only partially successful. Why did some communities decide to side with Carthage and others to side with Rome? This is the fundamental question posed in this book, and consideration is given to the particular political, diplomatic, military and economic factors that influenced individual communities' decisions. Understanding their motivations reveals much, not just about the war itself, but also about Rome's relations with Italy during the prior two centuries of aggressive expansion. The book sheds new light on Roman imperialism in Italy, the nature of Roman hegemony, and the transformation of Roman Italy in the period leading up to the Social War. It is informed throughout by contemporary political science theory and archaeological evidence, and will be required reading for all historians of the Roman Republic.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Apulia
53
CHAPTER 3 Campania
100
Chapter 4 Bruttium and western Magna Graecia
148
Chapter 5 Southern Lucania and eastern Magna Graecia
188
Chapter 6 The Roman reconquest of southern Italy
234
Chapter 7 Conclusions
280
The war in Samnium 217209
331
Chronology of events in Bruttium 215
334
Chronology of events from the defection of Taras through the defection of Thurii 213212
337
Defection of the southern Lucanians 212
340
Bibliography
342
Index
365
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Michael P. Fronda is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University. He has published a number of articles on topics in ancient history and has contributed to D. Hoyos (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to the Punic Wars.

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