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The War With Hannibal  :  Books XXI-XXX of the History of Rome from its Foundation - Livy

The War With Hannibal

Books XXI-XXX of the History of Rome from its Foundation

By: Livy

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Published: 1st August 1965
For Ages: 18+ years old
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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 life.

About the Author

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.

ISBN: 9780140441451
ISBN-10: 014044145X
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 1st August 1965
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.43