Scipio Africanus: Rome's Greatest General

Scipio Africanus: Rome's Greatest General

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by Richard Gabriel
     
 

Highlighting the greatest general of the Roman EmpireSee more details below

Overview

Highlighting the greatest general of the Roman Empire

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597972055
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
787,016
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Chronology

1 The Man 1

Baptism by Fire 7

Cannae 10

Public Office 14

Selection for Command 15

Military Competency 18

2 The Strategic Setting 25

Carthaginian Strategy 28

The Battle of the Trebia River, 218 BCE 36

The Battle of Lake Trasimene, 217 BCE 39

The Battle of Cannae, 216 BCE 43

Spain 51

3 The Armies 55

The Carthaginian Army 55

The Roman Army 64

4 Scipio's Spanish Campaign 83

The Attack on New Carthage, 209 BCE 85

The Battle of Baecula, 208 BCE 102

The Battle of Ilipa, 206 BCE 115

5 The Strategist 125

Africa 126

Spain 129

The Battle of the Ebro River, 206 BCE 134

Return to Rome 139

6 The African Campaign 143

Invasion, 204 BCE 144

The Battle at the Tower of Agathocles, 204 BCE 157

The Burning of the Carthaginian Camps, 203 BCE 163

The Battle of the Great Plains, 203 BCE 166

Syphax's Defeat 172

Truce 174

7 Scipio and Hannibal 175

The Battle of Zama, 202 BCE 183

Pax Scipionis 198

8 Triumph and Fall 203

Scipio's Political Life 203

The Last Campaign 215

The Trial of Scipio 228

9 Scipio's Place in Military History 235

Notes 245

Bibliography 281

Index 291

About the Author 303

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