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Between Rome and Carthage : Southern Italy during the Second Punic War - Michael P. Fronda

Between Rome and Carthage

Southern Italy during the Second Punic War

Hardcover Published: 18th June 2014
ISBN: 9780521516945
Number Of Pages: 404

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Hannibal invaded Italy with the hope of raising widespread rebellions among Rome's subordinate allies. Yet even after crushing the Roman army at Cannae, he was only partially successful. Why did some communities decide to side with Carthage and others to side with Rome? This is the fundamental question posed in this book, and consideration is given to the particular political, diplomatic, military and economic factors that influenced individual communities' decisions. Understanding their motivations reveals much, not just about the war itself, but also about Rome's relations with Italy during the prior two centuries of aggressive expansion. The book sheds new light on Roman imperialism in Italy, the nature of Roman hegemony, and the transformation of Roman Italy in the period leading up to the Social War. It is informed throughout by contemporary political science theory and archaeological evidence, and will be required reading for all historians of the Roman Republic.

'Fronda's fresh and modern approach to the [Second Punic] war's diplomatic arena, which both incorporates material and numismatic evidence alongside written sources and situates events in their historical context, offers much more than its subtitle suggests. Although not structured as a narrative, the book develops a history of southern Italy in a neglected period, c.350-200 BCE, and contributes much of interest to scholars of Roman history more generally.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"Fronda's fresh and modern approach to the [Second Punic] war's diplomatic arena, which both incorporates material and numismatic evidence alongside written sources and situates events in their historical context, offers much more than its subtitle suggests. Although not structured as a narrative, the book develops a history of southern Italy in a neglected period, c. 350-200 BCE, and contributes much of interest to scholars of Roman history more generally." --Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"The book makes a significant contribution to the crucial issues of why Hannibal lost, and what his defeat meant for both Rome and Italy." -- Dexter Hoyos, New England Classical Journal

Introduction
Apulia
Campania
Bruttium and Western Magna Graecia
Southern Lucania and Eastern Magna Graecia
The Roman re-conquest of Southern Italy
Conclusions
The war in Samnium, 217-209
Chronology of events in Bruttium, 215
Chronology of events from the defection of Taras through the defection of Thurii, 213-212
Defection of the Southern Lucanians, 212
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ISBN: 9780521516945
ISBN-10: 0521516943
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 18th June 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 16.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.79