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

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Orion, Aug 30, 2012 - History - 416 pages
The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than in any wars fought before the modern era, while the eventual outcome had far-reaching consequences for the history of the Western World, namely the ascendancy of Rome. An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus, who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.

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This first-rate historian addresses the biggest rival to Roman power in the Western Mediterranean. Although the author says this is more for a general audience it is sufficiently detailed to satisfy a ... Read full review

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User Review  - zen_923 - LibraryThing

This book is a good introduction to the history of the Punic Wars. It's well-researched and is easy to read. The author did a good job of simplifying the narration of the events, so as to make the ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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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