Hannibal's Dynasty: Power and Politics in the Western Mediterranean, 247-183 BC

Hannibal's Dynasty: Power and Politics in the Western Mediterranean, 247-183 BC


By (author) Dexter Hoyos

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 234mm x 32mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 041529911X
  • ISBN 13: 9780415299114
  • Illustrations note: 11 black & white illustrations

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Accessible and enlightening, Hannibal's Dynasty provides the full story of Carthage's achievement, going beyond the usual focus on Hannibal and military matters alone to look at a wide range of political and diplomatic issues too. Dexter Hoyos shows how the aristocratic Barcid family won dominance in the free republic of Carthage, and how they exploited family connections to lead Carthage to greatness at home and abroad. For students of Hannibal, his dynasty and his legacy - this is the book to read.

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"Although Hannibal's Dynasty naturally revolves to a great extent about the life and campaigns of the great Carthaginian commander, the theme of the volume is much broader, focusing on the influence of the so-called "Barcid" family and their kinsmen on the politics of Carthage and the Mediterranean world during the third century before the Christian era. Hoyos presents a balanced view of Romano-punic relations, providing a more nuanced look at the politics and motivations of prominent leaders on both sides than is usually the case in works on the project, and has some fresh appraisals of the military skills of Hannibal and a host of other generals at the same time.."-NYMAS Review, 2003