A Companion to the Punic Wars
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A Companion to the Punic Wars

Edited by Dexter Hoyos

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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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  • Hardback | 570 pages
  • 172 x 254 x 52mm | 1,161.19g
  • 08 Mar 2011
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester
  • English
  • maps
  • 1405176008
  • 9781405176002
  • 678,671

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Author Information

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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My cavils in the previous paragraph notwithstanding, Hoyos and his team are to be complimented for their success in bringing the multifaceted action history of the wars to life in a striking and sophisticated way. (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 1 January 2013)

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Widely considered the greatest conflicts of antiquity, the Punic Wars irrevocably changed the course of world history. "A Companion to the Punic Wars" provides a comprehensive new survey of the three wars fought by Rome and Carthage between 264 and 146 BC. Featuring a series of thought provoking essays from a community of distinguished international scholars, the collection provides a unique portrayal of the bloody "hundred years' war" that created a legend out of Hannibal and left Rome with a world empire. The three wars are covered comprehensively from the Roman and Carthaginian military and naval strategies to diplomacy, economic and social factors, historiography, and the achievements of the charismatic Carthaginian general Hannibal. "A Companion to the Punic Wars" offers invaluable new insights to students and scholars alike into an epic struggle that had far reaching impacts on the Western world.

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