Hannibal : Rome's Greatest Enemy

By (author) B.Dexter Hoyos


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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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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 18mm | 258.55g
  • 01 Jul 2008
  • Liverpool University Press
  • Bristol Phoenix Press
  • English
  • 4 maps, 11 black & white illustrations
  • 1904675476
  • 9781904675471
  • 453,250

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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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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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