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

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

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By (author) Adrian Keith Goldsworthy

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  • Publisher: Cassell Military
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 30mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0304366420
  • ISBN 13: 9780304366422
  • Edition statement: Messianic ed.
  • Illustrations note: 20 maps
  • Sales rank: 21,198

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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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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.