The Fall of Carthage: The Punic Wars, 265-146 BC

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Cassell Military, 2003 - History - 412 pages
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The Punic Wars were one of the most dramatic series of events in the ancient world, sealing a victory for the Romans and the final destruction of the state of Carthage in 146BC. The wars (265-146BC) resulted in a huge loss of life, both military and civilian, and required great investment by the states involved. The events of each war are described in great detail, using contemporary accounts where they exist, and also discussing the political background, military strategies, fighting, attitudes to war and the institutions of war. Written for the general reader rather than the classical or military historian, the book is a fascinating read, brining new insights and fresh interpretations on the subject. Originally published as The Punic Wars .

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Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His first book, THE ROMAN ARMY AT WAR was recognised by John Keegan as an exceptionally impressive work, original in treatment and impressive in style. He has gone on to write several other books, including THE FALL OF THE WEST, CAESAR, IN THE NAME OF ROME, CANNAE and ROMAN WARFARE, which have sold more than a quarter of a million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. A full-time author, he regularly contributes to TV documentaries on Roman themes.

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