The War with Hannibal: Bks. 21-30

The War with Hannibal: Bks. 21-30 : The History of Rome from its Foundation

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In The War with Hannibal, Livy (59 BC-AD 17) chronicles the events of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, until the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. He vividly recreates the immense armies of Hannibal, complete with elephants, crossing the Alps; the panic as they approached the gates of Rome; and the decimation of the Roman army at the Battle of Lake Trasimene. Yet it is also the clash of personalities that fascinates Livy, from great debates in the Senate to the historic meeting between Scipio and Hannibal before the decisive battle. Livy never hesitates to introduce both intense drama and moral lessons into his work, and here he brings a turbulent episode in history powerfully to more

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  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 27.94mm | 453.59g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Reprint
  • maps
  • 014044145X
  • 9780140441451
  • 92,967

About Titus Livy

Titus Livius (59BC-AD17) began working on his History of Rome at the age of 30 and continued for over 40 years until his death. The history ran to 142 books, of which 35 survive. Aubrey de Selincourt (1896-1962) translated Livy, Heroditus, and Arrian for Penguin Classics. Betty Radice was joint editor of the Penguin Classics and an honorary fellow at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She died in more

Table of contents

The War with Hannibal - Livy Translated by Aubrey de Selincourt and Edited with an Introduction by Betty RadiceIntroduction Book XXI Book XXII Book XXIII Book XXIV Book XXV Book XXVI Book XXVII Book XXVIII Book XXIX Book XXX Maps Chronological Index Indexshow more