The War with Hannibal: The History of Rome from its Foundation, Books 21-30

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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.
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About the author

Titus Livius (59BC-AD17) began working on his History of Rome at the age of 30 and continued for over 40 years until his death. The history ran to 142 books, of which 35 survive.

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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Sep 30, 2004
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Pages
720
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ISBN
9780141963068
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Ancient / General
History / Ancient / Rome
History / Europe / General
Literary Collections / Ancient & Classical
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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