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- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 18.99
We are accustomed to think of the late Republic as a period in which Rome enjoyed almost uninterrupted military success against foreign enemies. Yet at the start of the first century BC, Rome, outnumbered and out-generalled, faced a hostile army less than a week's march from the Capitol. It is probable that only a swift surrender prevented the... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 34.95
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... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 228.95 US$ 198.42
This Companion provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of Roman Republican history as it is currently practiced. Highlights recent developments, including archaeological discoveries, fresh approaches to textual sources, and the opening up of new areas of historical study Retains the drama of the Republic’s rise and fall Emphasizes... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
NATIONAL BESTSELLER For millennia, Carthage?s triumph over Rome at Cannae in 216 B.C. has inspired reverence and awe. No general since has matched Hannibal?s most unexpected, innovative, and brutal military victory. Now Robert L. O?Connell, one of the most admired names in military history, tells the whole story of Cannae for the first time, giving... more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 10.99
Livy's great history of Rome contains, in Books 21 to 30, the definitive ancient account of Hannibal's invasion of Italy in 218 BC, and the war he fought with the Romans over the following sixteen years. This new translation captures the brilliance of Livy's style, and is accompanied by a fascinating introduction and notes. more...
- OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 28.99
The Roman Revolution is a profound and unconventional treatment of a great theme - the fall of the Republic and the decline of freedom in Rome between 60 BC and AD 14, and the rise to power of the greatest of the Roman Emperors, Augustus. The transformation of state and society, the violent transference of power and property, and the establishment... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 39.95
The figure of Julius Caesar has loomed large in the United States since its very beginning, admired and evoked as a gateway to knowledge of politics, war, and even national life. In this lively and perceptive book, the first to examine Caesar's place in modern American culture, Maria Wyke investigates how his use has intensified in periods of political... more...
- Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 9.99
At Zama in what is now Tunisia in 202 BC the armies of two empires clashed. The Romans under Scipio Africanus won a bloody, decisive victory over Hannibal's Carthaginians. Scipio's victory signalled a shift in the balance of power in the ancient world. Brian Todd Carey's compelling reconstruction of the battle, and of the gruelling war... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
This is the first biography in English of Lucullus, one of Rome's greatest soldiers, traditionally considered a degenerate. Paring back the legends and misconceptions surrounding his name, the book examines Lucullus as a soldier, politician and aesthete. Inheritor of the ideals of his friend Sulla, his career spans the last years of the Roman republic... more...