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Hannibal by Richard A. Gabriel

Title Hannibal
Author Richard A. Gabriel
Publisher Potomac Books, Inc.
Release Date 2011
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 271
ISBN 9781597977661
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Romans' destruction of Carthage after the Third Punic War erased any Carthaginian historical record of Hannibal's life. What we know of him comes exclusively from Roman historians who had every interest in minimizing his success, exaggerating his failures, and disparaging his character. The charges leveled against Hannibal include greed, cruelty and atrocity, sexual indulgence, and even cannibalism. But even these sources were forced to grudgingly admit to Hannibal's military genius, if only to make their eventual victory over him appear greater. Yet there is no doubt that Hannibal was the greatest Carthaginian general of the Second Punic War. When he did not defeat them outright, he fought to a standstill the best generals Rome produced, and he sustained his army in the field for sixteen long years without mutiny or desertion. Hannibal was a first-rate tactician, only a somewhat lesser strategist, and the greatest enemy Rome ever faced. When he at last met defeat at the hands of the Roman general Scipio, it was against an experienced officer who had to strengthen and reconfigure the Roman legion and invent mobile tactics in order to succeed. Even so, Scipio's victory at Zama was against an army that was a shadow of its former self. The battle could easily have gone the other way. If it had, the history of the West would have been changed in ways that can only be imagined. Richard A. Gabriel's brilliant new biography shows how Hannibal's genius nearly unseated the Roman Empire.

The Roman Hannibal by Claire Stocks

Title The Roman Hannibal
Author Claire Stocks
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2014
Category History
Total Pages 276
ISBN 9781781380284
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Silius Italicus' Punica, the longest surviving epic in Latin literature, has seen a resurgence of interest among scholars in recent years. A celebration of Rome's triumph over Hannibal and Carthage during the second Punic war, Silius' poem presents a plethora of familiar names to its readers: Fabius Maximus, Claudius Marcellus, Scipio Africanus and, of course, Rome's 'ultimate enemy' - Hannibal. Where most recent scholarship on the Punica has focused its attention of the problematic portrayal of Scipio Africanus as a hero for Rome, this book shifts the focus to Carthage and offers a new reading of Hannibal's place in Silius' epic, and in Rome's literary culture at large. Celebrated and demonised in equal measure, Hannibal became something of an anti-hero for Rome; a man who acquired mythic status, and was condemned by Rome's authors for his supposed greed and cruelty, yet admired for his military acumen. For the first time this book provides a comprehensive overview of this multi-faceted Hannibal as he appears in the Punica and suggests that Silius' portrayal of him can be read as the culmination to Rome's centuries-long engagement with the Carthaginian in its literature. Through detailed consideration of internal focalisation, Silius' Hannibal is revealed to be a man striving to create an eternal legacy, becoming the Hannibal whom a Roman, and a modern reader, would recognise. The works of Polybius, Livy, Virgil, and the post Virgilian epicists all have a bit-part in this book, which aims to show that Silius Italicus' Punica is as much an example of how Rome remembered its past, as it is a text striving to join Rome's epic canon.

Title Cornelius Nepos Life of Hannibal
Author Bret Mulligan
Publisher Open Book Publishers
Release Date 2015-10-05
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 174
ISBN 9781783741328
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Trebia. Trasimene. Cannae. With three stunning victories, Hannibal humbled Rome and nearly shattered its empire. Even today Hannibal's brilliant, if ultimately unsuccessful, campaign against Rome during the Second Punic War (218-202 BC) make him one of history's most celebrated military leaders. This biography by Cornelius Nepos (c. 100-27 BC) sketches Hannibal's life from the time he began traveling with his father's army as a young boy, through his sixteen-year invasion of Italy and his tumultuous political career in Carthage, to his perilous exile and eventual suicide in the East. As Rome completed its bloody transition from dysfunctional republic to stable monarchy, Nepos labored to complete an innovative and influential collection of concise biographies. Putting aside the detailed, chronological accounts of military campaigns and political machinations that characterized most writing about history, Nepos surveyed Roman and Greek history for distinguished men who excelled in a range of prestigious occupations. In the exploits and achievements of these illustrious men, Nepos hoped that his readers would find models for the honorable conduct of their own lives. Although most of Nepos' works have been lost, we are fortunate to have his biography of Hannibal. Nepos offers a surprisingly balanced portrayal of a man that most Roman authors vilified as the most monstrous foe that Rome had ever faced. Nepos' straightforward style and his preference for common vocabulary make Life of Hannibal accessible for those who are just beginning to read continuous Latin prose, while the historical interest of the subject make it compelling for readers of every ability.

Hannibal by Ben Kane

Title Hannibal
Author Ben Kane
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2011
Category Punic War, 2nd, 218-201 B.C.
Total Pages 453
ISBN 9781848092273
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"In the First Punic War, the Roman legions defeated and humiliated Carthage, their only serious rival for power in the Mediterranean. Now a brilliant young Carthaginian general, called Hannibal, is out for revenge. Caught up in the maelstrom are two young boys, Hanno, the son of a distinguished soldier and confidant of Hannibal, and Quintus, son of a Roman equestrian and landowner. A disastrous adventure will see Hanno sold into slavery and bought by Quintus's father. Although an unexpected friendship springs up between the two boys - and with Quintus's sister, Aurelia - the fortunes of the two warring empires once again separates them. They find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict and an alliance forged through slavery will be played out to its stunning conclusion in battle."

The Ghosts Of Cannae by Robert L. O'Connell

Title The Ghosts of Cannae
Author Robert L. O'Connell
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release Date 2011
Category History
Total Pages 310
ISBN 9780812978674
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A dramatic account of the violent ancient battle traces the massive defeat of the huge but inexperienced Roman army by Hannibal's forces, interpreting the larger course of the Second Punic War and the often-disastrous ways in which the battle has been imitated throughout history.

Hannibal by Theodore Ayrault Dodge

Title Hannibal
Author Theodore Ayrault Dodge
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1891
Category Military art and science
Total Pages 682
ISBN HARVARD:HW42D6
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hannibal by Patrick N Hunt

Title Hannibal
Author Patrick N Hunt
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2017-07-11
Category History
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781439109779
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hannibal is “an exciting biography of one of history’s greatest commanders…a thrilling page-turner” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) about the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with his war elephants and brought Rome to its knees, and who is still regarded today as one of the greatest military strategists in history. Hannibal Barca of Carthage, born 247 BC, was one of the great generals of the ancient world. His father, Hamilcar, imposed Carthaginian rule over much of present-day Spain. After Hamilcar led the Carthaginian forces against Rome in the First Punic War, Hannibal followed in his father’s footsteps. From the time he was a teenager, Hannibal fought against Rome. He is famed for leading Carthage’s army across North Africa, into Spain, along the Mediterranean coast, and then crossing the Alps with his army and war elephants. Hannibal won victories in northern Italy by outmaneuvering his Roman adversaries and defeated a larger Roman army at the battle of Cannae in 216 BC. Unable to force Rome to capitulate, however, he was eventually forced to leave Italy and return to Carthage when a savvy Roman general named Scipio invaded North Africa. Hannibal and Scipio fought an epic battle at Zama, which Hannibal lost. Many Carthaginians blamed Hannibal, who was exiled until his death. Hannibal is still regarded as a military genius. Napoleon, George Patton, and Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. are only some of the generals who studied and admired him. His strategy and tactics are still taught in military academies. “With wonderful energy…archeologist and historian Patrick Hunt distills his survey of literature about the Second Punic War into a brightly dramatic story that covers virtually every anecdote connected with Hannibal” (The Christian Science Monitor). “Hunt’s story of the doomed general, whose exploits are more celebrated than those of his vanquishers, will appeal to any reader interested in military history or strategy” (Publishers Weekly).

Hannibal S War by John Francis Lazenby

Title Hannibal s War
Author John Francis Lazenby
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date 1998
Category History
Total Pages 340
ISBN 0806130040
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hannibal is acknowledged to be one of history's greatest generals, and his crossing of the Alps - complete with elephants - to make war against Rome on its home soil is legendary. But even Hannibal met his match in Scipio, and ultimately Carthage was defeated by the rising power of Rome. In Hannibal's War, J. F. Lazenby provides the first scholarly account in English since 1886 solely devoted to the Second Punic War - what some have called the first "world war" for mastery of the Mediterranean world. By closely examining the accounts of Livy and Polybius, supplemented with the fruits of modern research, Lazenby provides a detailed military history of the entire war as it was fought in Italy, Spain, Greece, and North Africa. This edition includes a new preface covering recent research on Hannibal's war against Rome.

Hannibal by Harold Lamb

Title Hannibal
Author Harold Lamb
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1976-08-01
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0523239017
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Psychology Of Instruction by Russell Napoleon Cassel

Title The Psychology of Instruction
Author Russell Napoleon Cassel
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1957
Category Learning, Psychology of
Total Pages 143
ISBN 0815800711
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Hannibal Crosses The Alps
Author John Prevas
Publisher Da Capo Press
Release Date 2009-03-05
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0786731214
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When he left his Spanish base one spring day in 218 B.C. with his 100,000-man army of mercenaries, officers, and elephants, Hannibal was launching not just the main offensive of the Second Punic War but also one of the great military journeys in ancient history. His masterful advance through rough terrain and fierce Celtic tribes proved his worth as a leader, but it was his extraordinary passage through the Alps—still considered treacherous even by modern climbers—that made him a legend. John Prevas combines rigorous research of ancient sources with his own excursions through the icy peaks to bring to life this awesome trek, solving the centuries-old question of Hannibal's exact route and shedding fresh light on the cultures of Rome and Carthage along the way. Here is the finest kind of history, sure to appeal to readers of Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire: alive with grand strategy, the clash of empires, fabulous courage, and the towering figure of Hannibal Barca.

Hannibal by B. Dexter Hoyos

Title Hannibal
Author B. Dexter Hoyos
Publisher Liverpool University Press
Release Date 2008
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 163
ISBN 1904675476
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hannibal’s enduring reputation as a man and as a general is due to his enemies’ fascination with him. The way his legend was shaped in the Greek and Roman consciousness is one of the book’s main themes. Under Hannibal’s leadership, Carthage came close to dominating the western Mediterranean; his total victory would have changed the course of history. That he was a brilliant general is unquestioned and his strategy and tactics have been studied as real-life lessons in war even into the modern era (Norman Schwartzkopf is a fan). His political career is less appreciated and his achievements as civilian leader of Carthage in 196-5 BC have been virtually overlooked. The issue of whether he might indeed have changed history had he postponed conflict with Rome and concentrated first on Carthage’s own prosperity and safety is explored in this volume as vigorously as the military questions.

Title The War with Hannibal
Author Livy
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2004-09-30
Category History
Total Pages 720
ISBN 9780141963068
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Hannibal S Oath by John Prevas

Title Hannibal s Oath
Author John Prevas
Publisher Da Capo Press
Release Date 2017-09-26
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780306824258
Language English, Spanish, and French
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According to the ancient sources, Hannibal was nine years old when his father led him to the temple at Carthage and dipped the young boy's hands in the blood of the sacrificial victim. Before those gods, Hannibal swore an oath of eternal hatred toward Rome. Few images in history have managed to capture and hold the popular imagination quite like that of Hannibal, the fearless North African, perched on a monstrous elephant, leading his mercenaries over the Alps, and then, against all odds, descending the ice-covered peaks to challenge Rome in her own backyard for mastery of the ancient world. It was a bold move, and it established Hannibal as one of history's greatest commanders. But this same brilliant tactician is also one of history's most tragic figures; fate condemned him to win his battles but not his war against Rome. An internationally recognized expert on Hannibal for nearly thirty years, historian John Prevas has visited every Hannibal-related site and mountain pass, from Tunisia to Italy, Spain to Turkey, seeking evidence to dispel the myths surrounding Hannibal's character and his wars. Hannibal's Oath is an easily readable yet comprehensive biography of this iconic military leader--an epic account of a monumental and tragic life.

Hannibal S Children by John Maddox Roberts

Title Hannibal s Children
Author John Maddox Roberts
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2003
Category Fiction
Total Pages 368
ISBN 0441010385
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this first novel in an exciting new alternate history series, Rome falls to Carthage and then rises again 115 years later.

Hannibal by Ross Leckie

Title Hannibal
Author Ross Leckie
Publisher Canelo
Release Date 2020-03-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781788638623
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The third century BCE: One man will bring an empire to its knees. The wars between Rome and Carthage will see some of the most bloody and savage battles of all time. Hundreds of thousands will die, and Rome will win mastery of the known world. Amid this, a figure will emerge who has become the stuff of myth and legend: Hannibal Barca. In this breathtaking chronicle of love and hate, heroism and cruelty, one of history’s greatest generals returns to life. Hannibal learns, through suffering, that man is but a shadow of a dream. A scintillating, blood-soaked tale of loss and victory, this is a masterful piece of historical fiction, perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow, Conn Iggulden and Ian Ross. Praise for Hannibal ‘Wonderful ... what was once cold history becomes full-bodied adventure’ The Times ‘Leckie writes unflinchingly of this world of blood, battle and atrocity’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Its triumph is to bring the world of Carthage to life again’ Spectator

Title Second Punic War Commanders Hannibal Fabius Maximus Marcus Claudius Marcellus Masinissa Scipio Africanus Mago Hasdrubal Maharbal
Author Source Wikipedia
Publisher Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date 2010-09
Category
Total Pages 130
ISBN 1155596641
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 36. Chapters: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Masinissa, Scipio Africanus, Mago, Hasdrubal, Maharbal, Hanno the Elder, Lucius Postumius Albinus, Pacuvius Calavius, Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus, Hasdrubal Gisco, Publius Cornelius Scipio, Gaius Flaminius Nepos, Syphax, Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio Calvus, Tiberius Sempronius Longus, Marcus Livius Salinator, Lucius Aemilius Paullus, Epicydes, Gaius Terentius Varro, Gaius Claudius Nero, Hanno, son of Bomilcar, Ad Herbal, Ducarius. Excerpt: Hannibal, son of Hamilcar Barca (247-183 or 182 BC) was a Carthaginian military commander and tactician. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest military commanders of all time. His father, Hamilcar Barca, was the leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War, his younger brothers were Mago and Hasdrubal, and he was brother-in-law to Hasdrubal the Fair. Hannibal lived during a period of tension in the Mediterranean, when the Roman Republic established its supremacy over other great powers such as Carthage, the Hellenistic kingdoms of Macedon, Syracuse, and the Seleucid empire. One of his most famous achievements was at the outbreak of the Second Punic War, when he marched an army, which included war elephants, from Iberia over the Pyrenees and the Alps into northern Italy. In his first few years in Italy, he won three dramatic victories - Trebia, Trasimene, and Cannae - and won over several allies of Rome. Hannibal occupied much of Italy for 15 years, but a Roman counter-invasion of North Africa forced him to return to Carthage, where he was decisively defeated by Scipio Africanus at the Battle of Zama. Scipio studied Hannibal's tactics and brilliantly devised some of his own, and finally defeated Rome's nemesis at Zama having previously driven Hasdrubal, Hannibal's brother, out of the Iberian Peninsula. Aft...

Livy by Livy

Title Livy
Author Livy
Publisher Franklin Classics
Release Date 2018-10-10
Category
Total Pages 186
ISBN 0342182080
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Roman Hannibal by Claire Stocks

Title The Roman Hannibal
Author Claire Stocks
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2014-03-31
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781781385920
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Silius Italicus' Punica, the longest surviving epic in Latin literature, has seen a resurgence of interest among scholars in recent years. A celebration of Rome's triumph over Hannibal and Carthage during the second Punic war, Silius' poem presents a plethora of familiar names to its readers: Fabius Maximus, Claudius Marcellus, Scipio Africanus and, of course, Rome's 'ultimate enemy' - Hannibal. Where most recent scholarship on the Punica has focused its attention of the problematic portrayal of Scipio Africanus as a hero for Rome, this book shifts the focus to Carthage and offers a new reading of Hannibal's place in Silius' epic, and in Rome's literary culture at large. Celebrated and demonised in equal measure, Hannibal became something of an anti-hero for Rome; a man who acquired mythic status, and was condemned by Rome's authors for his supposed greed and cruelty, yet admired for his military acumen. For the first time this book provides a comprehensive overview of this multi-faceted Hannibal as he appears in the Punica and suggests that Silius' portrayal of him can be read as the culmination to Rome's centuries-long engagement with the Carthaginian in its literature. Through detailed consideration of internal focalisation, Silius' Hannibal is revealed to be a man striving to create an eternal legacy, becoming the Hannibal whom a Roman, and a modern reader, would recognise. The works of Polybius, Livy, Virgil, and the post Virgilian epicists all have a bit-part in this book, which aims to show that Silius Italicus' Punica is as much an example of how Rome remembered its past, as it is a text striving to join Rome's epic canon.

The Ghosts Of Cannae by Robert L. O'Connell

Title The Ghosts of Cannae
Author Robert L. O'Connell
Publisher Random House Incorporated
Release Date 2010
Category History
Total Pages 310
ISBN 9781400067022
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Robert L. O'Connell, one of the most admired names in military history, tells the whole story of Cannae for the first time, giving a stirring account of this apocalyptic battle of the Second Punic War, and its causes and consequences.