This is an historical biography of Hannibal, the military leader of Carthage responsible for waging a dramatic onslaught on Rome during the Punic Wars. One of the few generals of history to be famous for the war he lost, Hannibal's attack in 218BC - which included his renowned march of elephants across the Alps - ranks amongst the most courageous and ill-fated enterprises in the history of the ancient world. This definitive biography of one of the most fascinating figures of ancient history offers a fresh perspective on the demise of the Hellenistic world and the rise of Rome.
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Review: HannibalUser Review - Goodreads
This book is a translation, so maybe the translation was off, but I thought this book was painfully pedantic. The sentences were circuitous and coy, making an already difficult subject harder to understand. I couldn't finish it. Back to comics for me.
Review: HannibalUser Review - Colin - Goodreads
A dense but thorough account of Hannibal. Read full review