Hannibal: A History of the Art of War Among the Carthaginians and Romans Down to the Battle of Pydna, 168 B. C.

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Tales End Press, Aug 4, 2012 - History - 682 pages

Hannibal was one of the greatest military commanders in history. During the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, he led a ragtag army out of Iberia, on an epic march over the Pyrenees and Alps, and down into northern Italy. There he won three dramatic victories – at Trebia, Trasimene, and Cannae – and utterly humiliated the young Roman Republic. For the next fifteen years he continued to occupy parts of Italy, and inflicted many more stinging defeats on Roman armies, despite a chronic lack of supplies and support from Carthage.

Theodore Ayrault Dodge's classic history of Hannibal was first published in 1891, as part of his “Great Captains” series. The author, an experienced military officer and historian, follows the great march of Hannibal's army, reconstructs all of his battles based on personal observation of the battlefields, and explains his lasting impact on the art of war. “Hannibal” remains unequaled as the most comprehensive and readable study of one of history's great generals. This ebook edition includes an active table of contents, reflowable text, and over 200 campaign maps, battle diagrams, and illustrations.

 

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This was a long but ultimately very rewarding read. There is almost overwhelming detail on the crossing of the Andes, tactics and formations of the era though not enough about Hannibal himself. That ... Read full review

Hannibal: a history of the art of war among the Carthaginians and Romans down to the battle of Pydna, 168 B. C., with a detailed account of the second Punic war

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Hannibal's genius for military strategy allowed him to shred the Roman army and almost take over Italy. While researching this 1891 book, Dodge followed Hannibal's route from Carthage to Italy through the Alps, sans elephants. Read full review

Contents

The Lions Brood 241220 B C
Saguntum Spring to Fall 219 B C
Hannibal Starts for Italy May 218 B C
Catalonia July and August 218 B C
From the Rhone to the Alps Fall 218 B C
The Foothills of the Alps October 218 B C
The Summit of the Alps October 218 B C
The Army of Italy on the Po November 213 B C

The First Punic War The Roman Navy Hamilcar Barca 264218 B C

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