A Companion to the Punic Wars

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Dexter Hoyos
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 13, 2011 - History - 576 pages
A Companion to the Punic Wars offers a comprehensive new survey of the three wars fought between Rome and Carthage between 264 and 146 BC.
  • Offers a broad survey of the Punic Wars from a variety of perspectives
  • Features contributions from an outstanding cast of international scholars with unrivalled expertise
  • Includes chapters on military and naval techniques, strategies, logistics, and Hannibal as a charismatic general and leader
  • Gives balanced coverage of both Carthage and Rome

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List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
Early Relations between Rome and Carthage
The Rise of Carthage to 264
Manpower and Food Supply in the First and Second Punic Wars
the Face of Punic War Battle
Polybius and the Punic Wars
Principal Literary Sources for the Punic Wars apart from
Hannibal and Propaganda
Roman Strategy and Aims in the Second Punic
The War in Italy 218203
Spain Sicily Macedon Africa
Rome Latins and Italians in the Second Punic
Punic Politics Economy and Alliances 218201
Roman Economy Finance and Politics in the Second Punic
Carthage and Numidia 201149

The Outbreak of
Strategies and Stalemates 264241
Roman Politics in the First Punic
Roman Politics and Expansion 241219
Carthage in Africa and Spain 241218
The Reasons for the
Tactics Strategy and Geostrategy
Economy and Demography after Hannibals
The Siege of Carthage 148146
Punic Culture after 146
Spain Africa and Rome after Carthage

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About the author (2011)

Dexter Hoyos is retired Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History from the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published extensively on Latin teaching and aspects of Roman and Carthaginian history (including on Hannibal’s actual route over the Alps). His books include Unplanned Wars (1998), Hannibal’s Dynasty (2003), Truceless War (2007), and Hannibal: Rome’s Greatest Enemy (2008).

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