The War With Hannibal

The War With Hannibal

Books XXI-XXX of The History of Rome From Its Foundation

Book - 1972
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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.
Publisher: [Harmondsworth] : Penguin Books, [1972]
ISBN: 9780140441451
014044145X
Branch Call Number: DG247 .L533 1972x
Characteristics: 711 p. : maps ; 18 cm

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