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Hannibal : a Hellenistic life

Author: Eve MacDonald
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2015 [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hannibal lived a life of incredible feats of daring and survival, massive military engagements, and ultimate defeat. A citizen of Carthage and military commander in Punic Spain, he famously marched his war elephants and huge army over the Alps into Rome's own heartland to fight the Second Punic War. Yet the Romans were the ultimate victors. They eventually captured and destroyed Carthage, and thus it was they who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Hannibal; Hannibal; Hannibal; Hannibal; Hannibal; Hannibal
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eve MacDonald
ISBN: 9780300152043 0300152043 9780300240306 0300240309
OCLC Number: 877369633
Description: x, 332 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: no ordinary enemy --
Hannibal and Carthage --
The great man in the Hellenistic world: from Alexander to Hamilcar --
His father's son --
Barcid Iberia from Gades to Saguntum --
Legend: Hannibal into Italy --
Hannibal the conqueror: from the Trebia to Trasimeno --
The apogee: Cannae and the war in Italy --
After Cannae --
Hannibal's dilemma, 212-209 --
Over the Alps, again --
Hannibal returns --
Hannibal into exile --
Epilogue: Hannibal's afterlife.
Responsibility: Eve MacDonald.

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If history is written by the victors, can we really know Hannibal, whose portrait we see through the eyes of his Roman conquerors?  Read more...

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"An excellent biography that attempts to understand Hannibal both within and outside the Roman context." -Richard D. Weigel, Bowling Green Daily News -- Richard D. Weigel * Bowling Green Daily News * Read more...

 
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