A Companion to the Punic Wars

A Companion to the Punic Wars provides a comprehensive new survey of the three wars fought by Rome and Carthage between 264 and 146 BC. Featuring a series of thought-provoking essays from a community of distinguished international scholars, ...

Author: Dexter Hoyos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444393705

Category: History

Page: 576

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A Companion to the Punic Wars offers a comprehensive new survey of the three wars fought between Rome and Carthage between 264 and 146 BC. Offers a broad survey of the Punic Wars from a variety of perspectives Features contributions from an outstanding cast of international scholars with unrivalled expertise Includes chapters on military and naval techniques, strategies, logistics, and Hannibal as a charismatic general and leader Gives balanced coverage of both Carthage and Rome

Unplanned Wars

The series consists of a variety of monographs from the fields of Classical Philology and Ancient History.

Author: B. Dexter Hoyos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110808358

Category: History

Page: 340

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In der 1968 gegründeten Reihe erscheinen Monographien aus den Gebieten der Griechischen und Lateinischen Philologie sowie der Alten Geschichte. Die Bände weisen eine große Vielzahl von Themen auf: neben sprachlichen, textkritischen oder gattungsgeschichtlichen philologischen Untersuchungen stehen sozial-, politik-, finanz- und kulturgeschichtliche Arbeiten aus der Klassischen Antike und der Spätantike. Entscheidend für die Aufnahme ist die Qualität einer Arbeit; besonderen Wert legen die Herausgeber auf eine umfassende Heranziehung der einschlägigen Texte und Quellen und deren sorgfältige kritische Auswertung.

The Punic Wars

Brian Caven identifies the causes of the Punic Wars, recounts their turbulent events and describes their social and political background.

Author: Brian Caven

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780880298926

Category: Carthage

Page: 308

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Brian Caven identifies the causes of the Punic Wars, recounts their turbulent events and describes their social and political background. He traces the successes and reversals in the fortunes of these two mighty protagonists throughout the land an sea battles in which the rival armies and fleets clashed with one another in Sicily, Italy, Spain, Greece, and Africa. He also discusses the abilities of some of the great generals of history, including Hannibal and the Scipios.

The Fall of Carthage

An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus, who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.

Author: Adrian Goldsworthy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780223064

Category: History

Page: 416

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The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than in any wars fought before the modern era, while the eventual outcome had far-reaching consequences for the history of the Western World, namely the ascendancy of Rome. An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus, who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.

The Punic Wars 264 146 BC

This book reveals how the dramas and tragedies of the Punic Wars exemplify many political and military lessons which are as relevant today as when Hannibal and Scipio Africanus fought to determine the course of history in the Mediterranean.

Author: Nigel Bagnall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472809971

Category: History

Page: 96

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The three Punic Wars lasted over 100 years, between 264 BC and 146 BC. They represented a struggle for supremacy in the Mediterranean between the bludgeoning land power of Rome, bent on imperial conquest, and the great maritime power of Carthage with its colonies and trading posts spread around the Mediterranean. This book reveals how the dramas and tragedies of the Punic Wars exemplify many political and military lessons which are as relevant today as when Hannibal and Scipio Africanus fought to determine the course of history in the Mediterranean.

The Punic Wars

An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.

Author: Adrian Keith Goldsworthy

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9780304359677

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 450

The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of Antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than in any wars fought before the modern era, while the eventual outcome had far reaching consequences for the history of the Western World, namely the ascendancy of Rome. An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.

Roman Military Equipment from the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome second edition

This book will appeal to archaeologists, ancient and military historians as well as the generally informed and inquisitive reader.

Author: M. C. Bishop

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785703951

Category: History

Page: 224

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Rome's rise to empire is often said to have owed much to the efficiency and military skill of her armies and their technological superiority over barbarian enemies. But just how 'advanced' was Roman military equipment? What were its origins and how did it evolve? The authors of this book have gathered a wealth of evidence from all over the Roman Empire's excavated examples as well as pictorial and documentary sources to present a picture of what range of equipment would be available at any given time, what it would look like and how it would function. They examine how certain pieces were adopted from Rome's enemies and adapted to particular conditions of warfare prevailing in different parts of the Empire. They also investigate in detail the technology of military equipment and the means by which it was produced, and discuss wider questions such as the status of the soldier in Roman society. Both the specially prepared illustrations and the text have been completely revised for the second edition of this detailed and authoritative handbook, bringing it up to date with the very latest research. It illustrates each element in the equipment of the Roman soldier, from his helmet to his boots, his insignia, his tools and his weapons. This book will appeal to archaeologists, ancient and military historians as well as the generally informed and inquisitive reader.

The Punic Wars

The Punic Wars (264-146BC) sprang from a mighty power struggle between two ancient civilisations - the trading empire of Carthage and the military confedoration of Rome.

Author: Nigel Bagnall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409022536

Category: History

Page: 368

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The Punic Wars (264-146BC) sprang from a mighty power struggle between two ancient civilisations - the trading empire of Carthage and the military confedoration of Rome. It was a period of astonishing human misfortune, lasting over a period of 118 years and resulting in the radical depletion of Rome's population and resources and the complete annihilation of Carthage. All this took place more than 2,000 years ago, yet, as Nigel Bagnall's comprehensive history demonstrates, the ancient conflict is remarkable for its contemporary revelance.

Punic Wars

The volume contains the proceedings of a symposium held in Antwerp, that dealt with these protracted conflicts between Rome and Carthage relying not only on historiographic sources but also on archaeological, epigraphical and numismatic ...

Author: Ah Devijver

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789068312195

Category: History

Page: 373

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The Punic Wars had tremendous consequences for the whole development of the West-European and West-Mediterranean civilization and history. The volume contains the proceedings of a symposium held in Antwerp, that dealt with these protracted conflicts between Rome and Carthage relying not only on historiographic sources but also on archaeological, epigraphical and numismatic evidences. The thirty articles, illustrated by many figures and plans, reflect a manifold approach to the problems involved and constitute a major contribution to the study and a better understanding of these events, of their social and economic background, and of their consequences for the history of the Mediterranean world.

The Punic Wars

R. Bosworth Smith. R. BOSWOrth Smith The Punic Wars OZYMANDIAS PRESS THE PUNICWARS R. Bosworth Smith OZYMANDIAS PRESS. Front Cover.

Author: R. Bosworth Smith

Publisher: Ozymandias Press

ISBN: 1531279449

Category: History

Page: 350

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Hardly had Pyrrhus turned his back for the last time on Italy when the first note of war between the Romans and the Carthaginians, who had so recently formed an alliance against him, was sounded. It came, as was to be expected, from that fair island which, by its position, seemed to belong half to Europe, half to Africa, and from that point in it which lay actually within sight of Rhegium, the town which was, as yet, the farthest outpost of the Roman alliance. For more than a century past Greeks and Carthaginians had been contending, with varying success, for the possession of the island. Few towns of any importance within its limits had escaped destruction, fewer still had escaped a siege, and many had been taken and retaken almost as many times as there had been campaigns. On the whole, in spite of the efforts of able leaders like Dionysius the Tyrant, Timoleon, and Agathocles, fortune had favoured the Carthaginians; and the power of Syracuse, the head of the Greek states, was now confined to the southeastern comer of the island.