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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Obadiah Eaves rated it it was ok Apr 15, All are taken from classical sculpture, wall paintings, and recovered artifacts. A good summary of the circumstances leading to the battle, and of the battle itself. Paul rated it it was amazing Oct 30, Mel rated it really liked it Dec 14, Cannwe Audiobook 0 editions.

A fascinating look at one of histories great generals. The Carthaginian mercenaries – Spaniards, Gauls, Libyans and Numidians – were experienced, confident and well led, but they were also outnumbered nearly two to one by the Roman army of 86, men. More recently he has looked at wider themes, combining the military focus with discussion of politics and society in a biography of Caesar, and a study of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, titled How Rome Fell although released in the UK as The Fall of the West.


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Books Adrian Goldsworthy Cannae: One book on a major battle may seem a bit excessive yet I wish there was more. Cassell’s Fields of Battle. Pricilla Hernandez rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Spike rated it really liked it Dec 31, Amazon Kindle 0 editions. In an appendix Goldsworthy arranges the primary sources in a column which is a handy way of comparing the primary sources we have for this devastating defeat of Roman legions.

His latest book is a paired biography of Antony and Cleopatra. By the end of the day his outnumbered mercenaries had enveloped and massacred the greater part of the largest army Rome had ever fielded, turning this into one of the bloodiest Hannibal’s Greatest Victory Author s: Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book.

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Hannibal’s battle at Cannae was so perfectly executed it has since become the model for countless generals, including von Schlieffen, Rommel and Norman Schwarzkopf. Google Books — Loading To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This website uses cookies. Cannae Hannibal’s Greatest Victory Published by: Weidenfeld Military December Phoenix Maty Where circumstances of events are ambiguous because of the ancient sources, the author explains that clearly and also suggests possible alternatives before outlining his own take on events.

The Stories in Our Genes. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. For more information see the Orion Website: Jim Mansfield rated it it was amazing Sep 05, By the end of the day his outnumbered mercenaries had enveloped and massacred the greater part of the largest army Rome had ever fielded, turning this into one of the bloodiest battles ever fought, rivalling even the industrialised slaughter of the twentieth century AD. Rather than a using a warn and damaged relief sculpture to illustrate Roman military equipment, it would have been much better to use simple line drawings.

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Using primary sources and brilliant images, Goldsworthy tells the story of this epic confrontation and its devastating tactics. An account of what happened on 2 August BC. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Cannae: Hannibal’s Greatest Victory

Add to Your books. Goldsworthy also takes the classical accounts of troop numbers and battle casualties at face value; according to these the Roman army lost between and killed in a day.

John’s College, Oxford, where he subsequently completed his doctorate in ancient history. Open Adiran See a Problem? Jekyvsk rated it liked it Dec 08,