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    DescriptionOne of the mysteries surrounding Hannibal's famous march on Rome during the Second Punic War is the actual route his Carthaginian army took from Spain across the Alps and onto the plains of Italy. Even during Julius Caesar's time it was the subject of much speculation. The march is popularly known for both the elephants that accompanied the expedition and the use of heat and vinegar to break boulders that blocked their way, but it was not until 1955 that Gaving R. De Beer, Director of the British Museum, established what is considered to be the most probable route Hannibal's army took. The author not only scoured ancient accounts, he consulted astronomers, geologists, climatologists, and philologists, and retraced the route himself using classical sources and the information supplied by experts as his guide. The result is a delightful, erudite account, reprinted here for the first time in paperback."A book in which lively writing and scholarly research are happily mated. Moreover, it is convincing."--"New York Times""The most notable quality in this study--apart from its sturdy practicality and common sense--is the readiness with which its author avails himself of the most diverse varieties of evidence."--"Times Literary Supplement""Those who read this book will discover that, as treated by Sir Gavin, the subject is a fascinating one. Here is no parched parchment study, but an on-the-spot exploration of roads and rivers daily traversed by thousands."--"Christian Science Monitor"


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    Title
    Hannibal's March
    Subtitle
    Alps and Elephants
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gavin R. De Beer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 172 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594161247
    ISBN 10: 1594161240
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 930
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS002000
    DC22: 937.04
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027060
    DC22: 939/.73
    LC classification: DG247 .D4 2010
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Westholme Publishing, U.S.
    Imprint name
    Westholme Publishing, U.S.
    Publication date
    17 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Yardley