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Hannibal's war. Books twenty-one to thirty

Author: Livy.; John Yardley; B D Hoyos
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2006.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
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"Livy's history of Rome contains, in Books 21 to 30, the definitive ancient account of Hannibal's invasion of Italy in 218 BC, and the war he fought with the Romans over the following sixteen years. Livy describes the bloody siege of the Spanish city of Saguntum, Rome's ally, which sparked the war, and the Carthaginian leader's famous march with elephants over the Alps into Italy. Livy conveys the drama of the great  Read more...
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Named Person: Hannibal; Hannibal; Hannibal; Hannibal
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Livy.; John Yardley; B D Hoyos
ISBN: 0192831593 9780192831590 9780199555970 0199555974
OCLC Number: 62225100
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Notes: Translated from the Latin.
Translation of: Ab urbe condita.
"Books 21-30"--Cover.
Description: xliii, 740 p. : maps ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Ab urbe condita.
Responsibility: Livy ; translated by J.C. Yardley ; with an introduction and notes by Dexter Hoyos.
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Livy's great history of Rome contains, in Books 21 to 30, the definitive ancient account of Hannibal's invasion of Italy in 218 BC, and the war he fought with the Romans over the following sixteen  Read more...

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