Cannae

Cannae

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by Adrian Goldsworthy
     
 

On August 2, 216 BC, in the Italian town of Cannae, Hannibal won his greatest victory. In one of the bloodiest battles ever, his outnumbered mercenaries massacred the greater part of Rome's large army. For the Romans, Cannae became the yardstick against which all other defeats were measured; for generals centuries after, it became a perfectly executed model to draw

Overview

On August 2, 216 BC, in the Italian town of Cannae, Hannibal won his greatest victory. In one of the bloodiest battles ever, his outnumbered mercenaries massacred the greater part of Rome's large army. For the Romans, Cannae became the yardstick against which all other defeats were measured; for generals centuries after, it became a perfectly executed model to draw on. Using primary sources and brilliant images, Goldsworthy tells the story of this epic confrontation and its devastating tactics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304357147
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Fields of Battle Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

"Adrian Goldsworthy is one of our more promising young military historians today."—John Keegan

Among Goldsworthy's many books are Roman Warfare in John Keegan's History of War series, and The Punic Wars.

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