Rome Seizes the Trident

Rome Seizes the Trident

The Defeat of Carthaginian Seapower and the Forging of the Roman Empire

Hardback266pp Illustrated

9781473826984     Product Code: 505091


In 264 BCE, when the Romans first went to war with Carthage, they had no navy, relying instead on ships from South Italian cities. However, when the Punic Wars ended more than a century later, Rome had developed a powerful fleet, which would prove vital for imperial expansion. DeSantis traces the growth of this naval supremacy and discusses the tactics that made it possible, such as the boarding-bridge by which the superior Roman infantry simply walked onto the enemy’s decks.

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