The War with Hannibal

The History of Rome from its Foundation Books 21-30

by Livy, Betty Radice

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  • 9780140441451
  • 9780141963068
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.

  • Penguin Books Ltd; September 2004
  • ISBN: 9780141963068
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  • Title: The War with Hannibal
  • Author: Livy; Betty Radice (other)
  • Imprint: Penguin
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780140441451
  • 9780141963068
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780140441451
  • 9780141963068