This is an historical biography of Hannibal, the military leader of Carthage responsible for waging a dramatic onslaught on Rome during the Punic Wars. One of the few generals of history to be famous for the war he lost, Hannibal's attack in 218BC - which included his renowned march of elephants across the Alps - ranks amongst the most courageous and ill-fated enterprises in the history of the ancient world. This definitive biography of one of the most fascinating figures of ancient history offers a fresh perspective on the demise of the Hellenistic world and the rise of Rome.
"Lancel's new study should remain for some time to come the besttreatment in English focusing on Hannibal specifically. Eminentlyreadable and with a chronological chart and maps, Hannibalwill appeal to readers at all levels." Choice
"Hannibal combines readability with solid scholarship.Lancel's particular strength is his close acquaintance with thingsCarthaginian. He has excavated there and is the author of a historyof the city which is also available in English. This competencemeans that, in so far as the source material will allow it, he isable to write from a sympathetic Punic perspective." Greece andRome
1. Hamilcar Barca.
2. Time for Spain.
3. From Cartagena to the Po Valley.
4.'Blitzkrieg' - from the Trebia to Cannae.
5. Declining Fortunes.
9. Heritage, Legend and Image.
Series: Blackwell Ancient Lives
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 5th October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.32 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1