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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No trivia or quizzes yet. Account Options Sign in. In Cannaethe celebrated historian Adrian Goldsworthy offers a glodsworthy and enthralling history of one of the most famous battles ever waged, setting Cannae within the larger contexts of the Second Punic War and the nature of warfare in the third century BC.
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Cassell Military- History – pages. My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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. Cassell’s Fields of Battle 6 books. There have been very few studies of specific ancient battles at this sort of length, so it was interesting to push the evidence as far as it would go.
Add to Your books. Daragh rated it really liked it Mar 16, Not all postings will be published. It is a gripping read for historians, strategists, and anyone curious about warfare in antiquity and Rome’s rise to power. A fascinating look at one of histories great generals. 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 Presumably among the things learned is that totally surrounding your enemy and completely obliterating him is a fine idea in warfare.
One book on a major battle may seem a bit excessive yet I wish there was more. A full-time author, he regularly contributes to TV documentaries on Roman themes.
Mel rated it really liked it Dec 14, On 2 August BC, Hannibal won his greatest victory in the plain north of the small, hilltop town of Cannae in southern Italy. The Punic Wars by Adrian Goldsworthy.
An account of what happened on 2 August BC. Just a moment while we sign you goldsaorthy to your Goodreads account. It is a fascinating story.
John’s College, Oxford, where he subsequently completed his doctorate in ancient history.
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On 2 August BC, Hannibal won his greatest victory in the plain north of the small, hilltop town of Cannae in southern Italy. Books Adrian Goldsworthy Cannae: In the last couple of years audiences have included local history societies, graduates and undergraduates in a range of countries, the cadets of VMI, and the distinguished cast of a new production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.
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glodsworthy More books by Adrian Goldsworthy. In an appendix Goldsworthy arranges the primary sources in a column which is a handy way of comparing the primary sources we have for this devastating defeat of Roman legions. Weien rated it it was amazing Feb 06, Guide To Better Acol Bridge. Cannae remains goldswortyy 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.
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Cannae: Hannibal’s Greatest Victory
In an appendix Goldsworthy All are taken from classical sculpture, wall paintings, and recovered artifacts. A very interesting book which highlights the military side of the battle at Cannae. Cannae Hannibal’s Greatest Victory Published by: May 15, Paul rated it really liked it. References to this work on external resources.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Matthew rated it liked it Apr 15, Using primary sources and brilliant images, Goldsworthy tells the story of this epic confrontation and its devastating tactics.
Golddsworthy the 2nd Punic could actually have been won by Hannibal. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.