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Hannibal's Last Battle Zama and the Fall of Carthage PDF

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 that led up to it gives a fascinating insight into the Carthaginian and Roman methods of waging war And it offers a critical assessment of the contrasting qualities and leadership styles of Hannibal and Scipio the two most celebrated commanders of their ageAt 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 that led up to it gives a fascinating insight into the Carthaginian and Roman methods of waging war And it offers a critical assessment of the contrasting qualities and leadership styles of Hannibal and Scipio the two most celebrated commanders of their ageAt 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 that led up to it gives a fascinating insight into the Carthaginian and Roman methods of waging war And it offers a critical assessment of the contrasting qualities and leadership styles of Hannibal and Scipio the two most celebrated commanders of their age


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  1. says:

    When I got this book I was hoping for a book on the battle of Zama There have been several written on Cannae and I figured that this would be along a similar vein I was wrong Frankly I wonder if the publishers chose the title after the fact But I'm going to try and ignore this and review this book for what it is First off it's a very short book That is not a good thing when dealing with such a large topic Basically the book analyzes the methods of Hannibal and Scipio and shows what type of commanders they both were There are a number of diagrams for the battles which help in understanding them Honestly I don't have a problem with this book as a history of the Punic Wars but it really needed to include information I'd recommend Goldworthy's The Fall of Carthage or Bagnall's The Punic Wars Both go into depth and are enjoyable than this The only real plus side to this book is the diagrams