From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, the definitive history of Rome’s most devastating defeat. On 2 August BC, Hannibal won his greatest victory in the plain north of the small, hilltop town of Cannae in southern Italy. By the end of the day his. Cannae by Adrian Goldsworthy – book cover, description, publication history.
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The Punic Wars by Adrian Goldsworthy. By the end of the day his outnumbered mercenaries had enveloped and massacred the greater part of the largest army Rome had ever fielded, turning this into one of the bloodiest He will appear in six of the eight episodes of the forthcoming When Rome ruled series for National Geographic. One book on a major battle may seem a bit excessive yet I wish there was more.
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The review of contemporary views on the battle are instructive and the maps are first-rate. Other editions – View all Cannae: Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Indeed if Hannibal had decided to march on Rome history could have been very different. The battle could actually have been won by the Romans Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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Chris rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Matthew rated it liked it Apr 15, Pricilla Hernandez rated it it was amazing Oct 12, No trivia or quizzes yet. Google Books — Loading Robert Huertas rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Obadiah Eaves rated it it was ok Apr 15, On a narrow goldseorthy near the Southern Italian town of Cannae, despite outnumbering their opponents almost two to one, a massive Roman army was crushed by the heterogeneous forces of Hannibal, the Carthaginian general who had spectacularly crossed the Alps into Italy two years earlier.
Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. I recommend this to all canne officers who want a simple to understand book on holdsworthy of the most decisive battles of all time and why it didn’t win the war. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
All are taken from classical sculpture, wall paintings, and recovered artifacts. Olydawg rated it it was amazing Nov 27, Guide To Better Acol Bridge.
Jun 27, Glenn rated it really liked it. He is now a full time writer, and no longer teaches, although he is currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of Newcastle.
More recently he has looked at wider themes, combining the military focus with discussion of politics and society goldswortby a biography of Caesar, and a study of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, titled How Rome Fell although released in the UK as The Fall goldswoorthy the West.
Although the Romans eventually recovered and Carthage lost the war, the Battle of Cannae became Romans’ point of reference for all later military catastrophes.
Cannae: Hannibal’s Greatest Victory
Ever since, military commanders confronting a superior force have attempted, and usually failed, to reproduce Hannibal’s tactics and their overwhelming success. On 2 August BC, Hannibal won his greatest victory in the plain north of the small, hilltop town of Cannae in southern Italy. This volume is a brand new look at the battle, and explains clearly and concisely exactly how it was that Hannibal cannqe his historic victory. Cannae remains one of the most famous battles ever fought, frequently alluded to in modern military writing, and Hannibal s tactics are still taught in the military academies where today s officers are trained.
Zeno Watts rated it really liked it Sep 10, Cassell’s Fields of Battle 6 books. This volume is a brand new look at the battle, and explains clearly and concisely exactly how it was that Hannibal achieved his historic victory.