Hannibal

The Romans have defeated and humiliated Carthage, their rival for power in the Mediterranean. Now a brilliant young Carthaginian general, called Hannibal, is out for revenge.

Author: Ben Kane

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1848092296

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 576

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The Romans have defeated and humiliated Carthage, their rival for power in the Mediterranean. Now a brilliant young Carthaginian general, called Hannibal, is out for revenge. Caught up in the maelstrom are two young boys, Hanno, the son of a distinguished soldier and Quintus, son of a Roman equestrian and landowner.

Hannibal Enemy of Rome

“An embassy has been sent to Carthage, its mission to demand that Hannibaland his senior officers be handed over immediately to face justice for their heinous actions. ... Hannibal wanted a war with Rome all along.' How right you are, ...

Author: Ben Kane

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140903755X

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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The first in a brilliant series set during Hannibal's war against Rome, from the bestselling author of THE FORGOTTEN LEGION Chronicles ________________________ ENEMY OF ROME The great Carthaginian general, Hannibal, has never forgotten the defeat and humiliation of his father by Rome. Now he plans his revenge and the destruction of the old enemy. SOLDIER OF CARTHAGE While Hannibal prepares for war, the young son of one of his most trusted military commanders goes on an innocent adventure with his best friend - and disappears. ENSLAVED Captured by pirates, put up for sale in the slave market, one of the boys is sold as a gladiator, the other as a field slave. They believe they will never see home or family again. A WORLD AFLAME But their destiny - interwoven and linked with that of their Roman masters - is to be an extraordinary one. The devastating war unleashed upon Rome by Hannibal will last for nearly twenty years. It will change their lives - and history - forever.

Hannibal

Originally published: Enemy of Rome. London: Evans Bros., 1960.

Author: Leonard Cottrell

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 257

View: 418

Originally published: Enemy of Rome. London: Evans Bros., 1960.

Hannibal

If it had, the history of the West would have been changed in ways that can only be imagined. Richard A. Gabriel's brilliant new biography shows how Hannibal's genius nearly unseated the Roman Empire.

Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597976865

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 952

The Romans' destruction of Carthage after the Third Punic War erased any Carthaginian historical record of Hannibal's life. What we know of him comes exclusively from Roman historians who had every interest in minimizing his success, exaggerating his failures, and disparaging his character. The charges leveled against Hannibal include greed, cruelty and atrocity, sexual indulgence, and even cannibalism. But even these sources were forced to grudgingly admit to Hannibal's military genius, if only to make their eventual victory over him appear greater. Yet there is no doubt that Hannibal was the greatest Carthaginian general of the Second Punic War. When he did not defeat them outright, he fought to a standstill the best generals Rome produced, and he sustained his army in the field for sixteen long years without mutiny or desertion. Hannibal was a first-rate tactician, only a somewhat lesser strategist, and the greatest enemy Rome ever faced. When he at last met defeat at the hands of the Roman general Scipio, it was against an experienced officer who had to strengthen and reconfigure the Roman legion and invent mobile tactics in order to succeed. Even so, Scipio's victory at Zama was against an army that was a shadow of its former self. The battle could easily have gone the other way. If it had, the history of the West would have been changed in ways that can only be imagined. Richard A. Gabriel's brilliant new biography shows how Hannibal's genius nearly unseated the Roman Empire.

Hannibal Fields of Blood

The killing fields of Cannae provide the setting for one of the bloodiest battles in history.

Author: Ben Kane

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409023524

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 387

The killing fields of Cannae provide the setting for one of the bloodiest battles in history. But who will triumph? Hannibal and his warrior army, or the mighty legions of Rome. By the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Legion trilogy. Hannibal's campaign to defeat Rome continues as he marches south to confront his enemy. With him is a young soldier, Hanno. Like his general, Hanno burns to vanquish Rome. Never has the possibility seemed so likely. But a stealthy game of cat and mouse is being played as Rome's generals seek to avoid confrontation. Eventually the two armies meet under a fierce summer sun. The place is Cannae - the fields of blood. The battle will go down in history as one of the bloodiest ever fought, a battle in which Hanno knows he must fight as never before - just to stay alive.

Enemy of Rome

In Ben Ken's Hannibal: Enemy of Rome, they find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict and an alliance forged through slavery will be played out to its stunning conclusion in battle.

Author: Ben Kane

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466849630

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 572

As Rome rose to power in the 3rd century BCE there was only one real rival in the Mediterranean—Carthage. In the First Punic War, the Roman legions defeated and humiliated Carthage. Now Hannibal, a brilliant young Carthaginian general, is out for revenge. Caught up in the maelstrom are two young boys, Hanno, the son of a distinguished soldier and confidant of Hannibal, and Quintus, son of a Roman equestrian and landowner. A disastrous adventure will see Hanno sold into slavery and bought by Quintus's father. Although an unexpected friendship springs up between the two boys—and with Quintus's sister, Aurelia—the fortunes of the two warring empires will tear them apart. In Ben Ken's Hannibal: Enemy of Rome, they find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict and an alliance forged through slavery will be played out to its stunning conclusion in battle. "A master of his discipline rightly hailed as one of the best historical novelists writing today." --Daily Express


Enemy of Rome

In the First Punic War, the Roman legions defeated and humiliated Carthage, their only serious rival for power in the Mediterranean.

Author: Ben Kane

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Historical fiction

Page: 453

View: 166

In the First Punic War, the Roman legions defeated and humiliated Carthage, their only serious rival for power in the Mediterranean. Now a brilliant young Carthaginian general, called Hannibal, is out for revenge. Caught up in the maelstrom are two young boys, Hanno, the son of a distinguished soldier and confidant of Hannibal, and Quintus, son of a Roman equestrian and landowner. A disastrous adventure will see Hanno sold into slavery and bought by Quintus' father. Although an unexpected friendship springs up between the two boys - and with Quintus' sister, Aurelia - the fortunes of the two warring empires once again separates them. They find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict and an alliance forged through slavery will be played out to its stunning conclusion in battle.


Hannibal

Exploring Hannibal's politics just as voraciously as his storied military exploits, Dexter Hoyos fully considers issues regarding the possibility of postponing the Roman conflict in order to concentrate on Carthage's own ...

Author: B. Dexter Hoyos

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781904675464

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 163

View: 676

Hannibal's enduring reputation as both a man and a brilliant general is largely due to his enemies' fascination with him. Universally ranked as one of the greatest tacticians and military strategists in history, Hannibal and his tactics have been studied as real-life lesson for even the most modern of wars. Under his leadership, Carthage came close to dominating the western Mediterranean; his total victory would have changed the course of history. Yet, on at least three occasions, a different strategic choice might have brought that elusive overall victory. This engaging history examines the contradictions and paradoxes of Hannibal's career, including his puzzling final battle and enduring legacy. Exploring Hannibal's politics just as voraciously as his storied military exploits, Dexter Hoyos fully considers issues regarding the possibility of postponing the Roman conflict in order to concentrate on Carthage's own prosperity—creating an objective, questioning, and cogent portrayal of most famous Carthaginian in history.