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The Resource Cannae : the experience of battle in the Second Punic War, Gregory Daly

Cannae : the experience of battle in the Second Punic War, Gregory Daly

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Cannae : the experience of battle in the Second Punic War
Title
Cannae
Title remainder
the experience of battle in the Second Punic War
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Daly
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On a summer's day in 216 BC, the forces commanded by the Carthaginian general Hannibal met the Roman army at Cannae. In spite of being far fewer in number, Hannibal's men nevertheless inflicted a savage defeat on the Romans. How this astonishing victory was achieved has been a constant source of fascination for historians ever since. Cannae: The Experience of Battle in the Second Punic War considers what led the two armies to fight that day, and why they adopted the tactics they did. It explores in detail the composition of the armies, both the Roman militia and their Italian allies on one side, and Hannibal's multinational horde of mercenaries and subject and allied levies on the other. It examines how the opposing generals planned their tactics and led their men, and finally it focuses on the experience of battle. Skirmishing, cavalry and infantry combat, and the final encirclement and annihilation of the Roman forces are all considered. Special attention is paid to what it was actually like to be there, and why men fought in such horrific conditions."--BOOK JACKET
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1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daly, Gregory
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cannae, Battle of, 216 B.C
  • Hannibal
  • Punic War, 2nd, 218-201 B.C.
  • Strategy
Label
Cannae : the experience of battle in the Second Punic War, Gregory Daly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Command at Cannae
  • 6.
  • Cannae: 'The Face of Battle'
  • 7.
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Rome and Carthage
  • 2.
  • The road to Cannae
  • 3.
  • The Roman army
  • 4.
  • The Carthaginian army
Control code
6467334
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 253 p.
Isbn
9780415261470
Lccn
2001048415
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (DLC) 2001048415
  • 6467334
  • (BNAtoc) 2001048415
Label
Cannae : the experience of battle in the Second Punic War, Gregory Daly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Command at Cannae
  • 6.
  • Cannae: 'The Face of Battle'
  • 7.
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Rome and Carthage
  • 2.
  • The road to Cannae
  • 3.
  • The Roman army
  • 4.
  • The Carthaginian army
Control code
6467334
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 253 p.
Isbn
9780415261470
Lccn
2001048415
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (DLC) 2001048415
  • 6467334
  • (BNAtoc) 2001048415

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