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Hannibal : Blackwell Ancient Lives - Serge Lancel


Blackwell Ancient Lives


Published: 5th October 1999
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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 best treatment in English focusing on Hannibal specifically. Eminently readable and with a chronological chart and maps, Hannibal will appeal to readers at all levels." Choice

"Hannibal combines readability with solid scholarship. Lancel's particular strength is his close acquaintance with things Carthaginian. He has excavated there and is the author of a history of the city which is also available in English. This competence means that, in so far as the source material will allow it, he is able to write from a sympathetic Punic perspective." Greece and Rome

List of Figures.



1. Hamilcar Barca.

2. Time for Spain.

3. From Cartagena to the Po Valley.

4.'Blitzkrieg' - from the Trebia to Cannae.

5. Declining Fortunes.

6. Setbacks.

7. Zama.

8. Exile.

9. Heritage, Legend and Image.

Chronological Highlights.



ISBN: 9780631218487
ISBN-10: 0631218483
Series: Blackwell Ancient Lives
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 5th October 1999
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1