Hannibal's Oath

Hannibal's Oath

The Life and Wars of Rome's Greatest Enemy

Hardback318pp Illustrated228x150mm

9780306824241     Product Code: 508112

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The Carthaginian general Hannibal (247–183 BCE) won an enduring place in the popular imagination through his audacious expedition across the Alps with a contingent of elephants. But what were his motivations and why did his long campaign against Rome end in tragic failure? Combining evidence from ancient sources with his own experience of Hannibal-related sites, Prevas analyses the enigmatic personality and unconventional tactics of the commander whom Napoleon considered ‘the most daring of all men’. <i>Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge</i>.

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