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    Description'You know how to win a battle, Hannibal; you do not know how to use the victory!' Livy's great history of Rome contains, in Books 21 to 30, the definitive ancient account of Hannibal's invasion of Italy in 218 BC, and the war he fought with the Romans over the following sixteen years. Livy describes the bloody siege of the Spanish city of Saguntum, Rome's ally, which sparked the war, and the Carthaginian leader's famous march with elephants over the Alps into Italy. Livy's gripping story-telling vividly conveys the drama of the great battles, the disastrous encounters at Trasimene and Cannae, and the final confrontation between Hannibal and the youthful Scipio Africanus. Individuals as well as events are brought powerfully to life, as the long course of the Second Punic War unfolds. This new translation captures the brilliance of Livy's style, and is accompanied by a fascinating introduction and notes. The complete Livy in English, available in five volumes from Oxford World's Classics. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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    Hannibal's War: Books. 21-30
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Livy, Translated by J. C. Yardley, Edited by Dexter Hoyos
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 800
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199555970
    ISBN 10: 0199555974

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001030
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC classification: DG
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    DC22: 937.04
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC22: 937.04092
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NHWA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR, 1HB
    Illustrations note
    5 maps
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    25 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    ...has long been recognised as 'one of the most outstanding narratives in ancient historiography'. John John Jacobs, Yale University 'Altogether, Yardley and Hoyos have collaborated to produce what will now become the authoritative English rendering of Livy 21-30. Yardley's exemplary translation strikes the right balance between a strict fidelity to the syntax of the Latin and the need to explain what Livy means while translating him.'