War with Hannibal by Titus Livy
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War with Hannibal
By Titus Livy

The War with Hannibal

The History of Rome from its Foundation Bks. 21-30

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War with Hannibal by Titus Livy

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140441451
ISBN-10: 014044145X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 31mm)
Pages: 720
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jul-1974
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Titus Livy

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. Aubrey de Selincourt (1896-1962) translated Livy, Heroditus, and Arrian for Penguin Classics. Betty Radice was joint editor of the Penguin Classics and an honorary fellow at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She died in 1985.

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