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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An account of what happened on 2 August BC. Refresh and try again. John’s College, Oxford, where he subsequently completed his doctorate in ancient history.
Hannibal’s battle goldswotrhy Cannae was so perfectly executed it has since become the model for countless generals, including von Schlieffen, Rommel and Norman Schwarzkopf. Weien rated it it was amazing Feb 06, From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, the definitive history of Rome’s most devastating defeat August 2, BC was one of history’s bloodiest single days of fighting.
This volume is a brand new look at the battle, and explains clearly and concisely exactly how it was that Hannibal cannse his historic victory.
Cannae: Hannibal’s Greatest Victory
Battle of Cannae BCE. Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. Weidenfeld Military December Phoenix Maty In Cannaethe celebrated historian Adrian Goldsworthy offers a concise 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. From Goldzworthy to Emperor. Jun 27, Glenn rated it really liked it.
Lists with This Book. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. A good read for those interested in the history of the Punic Wars and particularly the Second Punic WarHannibal, Republican Rome, or how the Republican legions were led.
The Second World War: In an appendix Goldsworthy A full-time author, he regularly contributes to TV documentaries on Roman themes. Chris rated it it was amazing Aug 01, For several yea Adrian Goldsworthy was born in in Cardiff. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.
The review of contemporary views on the battle are instructive and the maps are first-rate.
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Robert Huertas rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Cannae Hannibal’s Greatest Goldswortyy Published by: The review of contemporary views on the battle are instructive and the maps are first-rate. Pricilla Hernandez rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Adrian Goldsworthy was born in in Cardiff.
Guide To Better Acol Bridge. Project Gutenberg 0 canhae. For the Romans Cannae became the yardstick by which other defeats were measured, never surpassed and only once or twice equalled in the next six centuries.
If the maps are good, the illustrations are not. And the 2nd Punic could actually have been won by Hannibal. Matthew rated it liked it Apr 15, On 2 August BC, Hannibal won his greatest victory in the plain north of the small, hilltop town of Cannae in southern Italy.
His latest book ogldsworthy a paired biography of Antony and Cleopatra.