Hannibal : Rome's Greatest Enemy

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Dexter Hoyos has written extensively on Carthage and Hannibal's career; here he distills this work into an introductory work, accessible to the non-specialist. Taking a chronological format Hoyos traces the rise and fall of Hannibal and Carthage, dispelling a few myths along the way. He is keen to highlight lesser known aspects of Hannibal's work including his leadership in the political and economic recovery of Carthage after the First Punic wars, and his long term strategic vision. Unlike the uniformly pro-Roman ancient sources he concludes that a Carthagian victory over Rome was by no means impossible.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 18mm | 258.55g
  • Liverpool University Press
  • Bristol Phoenix Press
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4 maps, 11 black & white illustrations
  • 1904675476
  • 9781904675471
  • 598,567

Review quote

le recit se lit avec plaisir et interet, emaille qu'il est de relfexions frappes au coin du bon sens. L'Antiquite Classique, 79 2010

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Table of contents

Illustrations Preface Hannibal's chronology Maps Italy and Sicily in Hannibal's time The Western Mediterranean in Hannibal's time Southern Italy 216-203 BC The Eastern Mediterranean around 200 BC 1 Introduction: the challenge of Hannibal 2 Family and city 3 Barcids supreme (241-221) 4 Leadership and war (221-216) 5 Hannibal, Carthage and the Mediterranean (216-209) 6 Decline and defeat (209-202) 7 Hannibal in politics (201-195) 8 Hannibal in exile (195-183) 9 Hannibal: memory and myth Bibliography Notes Index .

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About B.Dexter Hoyos

Dexter Hoyos is Professor of Classics and Ancient History in the University of Sydney and author of Unplanned Wars: the Origins of the First and Second Punic Wars (1998) and Hannibal's Dynasty: Power and Politics in the Western Mediterranean, 247-183 BC (2003).

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