Truceless War: Carthage's Fight for Survival, 241 to 237 BC

Truceless War: Carthage's Fight for Survival, 241 to 237 BC

Hardback History of Warfare (Brill)

Volume editor Dexter Hoyos

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  • Publisher: Brill
  • Format: Hardback | 286 pages
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 241mm x 15mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Leiden
  • ISBN 10: 9004160760
  • ISBN 13: 9789004160767
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 1,253,780

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The revolt of Carthage's mercenaries and oppressed Libyan subjects in 241-237 BC nearly ended her power and even existence. This 'truceless' war, unrivaled for its savagery, was fought over most of Punic North Africa and spread to Sardinia.

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Dexter Hoyos has written extensively on Roman and Carthaginian history in the third Century BC, including the history of Hannibal's family and most recently, with John Yardley, a translation and commentary on Livy's books 21-30, Hannibal's War (Oxford World's Classics).

Table of contents

Prologue 1. Gisco 2. The Army of Sicily 3. Politics, Policies and Politicians at Carthage 4. The Army of Sicily at Carthage 5. Sicca 6. The Talks at Tunes 7. Mutiny 8. Libya Revolts 9. Hanno in Charge 10. Hamilcar's First Victory 11. Hamilcar Trapped 12. 'The Libyans' 13. Enter Naravas 14. Sardinia Rebels 15. The Killing of Gisco 16. Disasters and Defections 17. The Siege Of Carthage 18. The Saw 19. The Crosses at Tunes 20. Hamilcar and Hanno 21. Mathos' End 22. Victory and Humiliation 23. A Balance-Sheet 24. Polybius and Other Sources Chronology of the War Bibliography Index