The Fall of Carthageby Adrian Goldsworthy
The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than in any wars fought before the modern era, while the eventual/b>
The greatest conflict of antiquity, the struggle for supremacy between Rome and Carthage.
The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than in any wars fought before the modern era, while the eventual outcome had far-reaching consequences for the history of the Western World, namely the ascendancy of Rome. An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus, who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.
Meet the Author
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.
Visit www.adriangoldsworthy.com for more information.
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This book is not just for some history buff. It's for everyone who loves Roman history and is interested in knowing about the Punic Wars. Mr. Goldsworthy vividly delineates political, military, and social aspects of Rome between 265-146BC. He doesn't simply tell the story. He opens up the room for different theories on events whose historical accuracy is debatable. It was relatively easy to read, and I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in the subject of the Punic Wars.