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Hannibal : a history of the art of war among the Carthaginians and Romans down to the battle of Pydna, 168 B.C., with a detailed account of the second Punic war

Author: Theodore Ayrault Dodge
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, [1995]
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"Hannibal is often considered the finest general the world has ever known. Setting out from Carthaginian-dominated Spain with a small army of select troops, he fought his way over the Pyrenees and crossed the Alps with elephants and full baggage train. Descending into Italy, he destroyed the main Roman army at Lake Trasimeno, and came close to conquering Rome itself. At Cannae, Hannibal's brilliant calvary tactics  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Dodge, Theodore Ayrault, 1842-1909.
Hannibal.
New York : Da Capo Press, [1995]
(OCoLC)844702079
Named Person: Hannibal; Hannibal
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Ayrault Dodge
ISBN: 0306806541 9780306806544
OCLC Number: 32590597
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Houghton-Mifflin, 1891.
Includes index.
Description: xviii, 682 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Theodore Ayrault Dodge.
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"Hannibal is often considered the finest general the world has ever known. Setting out from Carthaginian-dominated Spain with a small army of select troops, he fought his way over the Pyrenees and crossed the Alps with elephants and full baggage train. Descending into Italy, he destroyed the main Roman army at Lake Trasimeno, and came close to conquering Rome itself. At Cannae, Hannibal's brilliant calvary tactics enabled him to cut to pieces a reassembled Roman army, and his subsequent defeats over a fifteen-year stay in Italy were due more to lack of sufficient support from home than to any failings of generalship. T.A. Dodge's classic history, first published in 1891, is equally perceptive of Hannibal's military prowess and his visionary character. Dodge followed Hannibal's route from Carthage to Italy, paying particular attention to the famous crossing of the Alps, exploring every pass in order to determine Hannibal's route. In this book, he wrote an entire history of the art of war among these two mighty armies, and included hundreds of invaluable illustrations. HANNIBAL remains unequalled as the most comprehensive and readable study of history's greatest general."--BOOK COVER.

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