The Punic Wars

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Cassell Military, 2000 - History - 412 pages
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".a masterful account that will appeal to both specialists and general readers who appreciate a superbly told story.explains complicated military moves in easily understood language.portraits of some of the key players.are both informative and thought-provoking. This story.has been told before, but rarely as well.--Booklist

An impressive historian of Roman warfare--highly praised by John Keegan--has written a thoroughly engrossing account of antiquity's greatest conflict. In the struggle for supremacy between Rome and Carthage, both sides suffered casualties exceeding that of any war fought before the modern era. Told in grand narrative style, following the fighting on land and sea, the terrible pitched battles, and such generals as Hannibal and Scipio Aemilianus who finally drove Carthage into the ground. Main Selection of Military Book Club.

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User Review  - Pieter - Goodreads

Well-documented and clear overview of the three wars been fought between Rome and Carthage. The flexibility of the Romans to adapt new technologies eg to become a naval power, its stronghold of ... Read full review

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The Punic Wars were a key moment in the development of the Roman Empire, the moment at which the fate of the Mediterranean and by extension Western Civilization were set for centuries to come. But ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Adrian Goldsworthy was educated at St. John's College, Oxford, where he completed his doctorate in ancient history, specializing in the military history of the Greek and especially Roman periods. He is the author of "The Roman Army at War 100 BC-AD 200", "In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire", "The Punic Wars", and "Cannae" among others. He lectures frequently and has lead several archaeological digs.

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