by Adrian Goldsworthy


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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)

About 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.

Table of Contents

1Carthage, Rome and the Punic Wars17
The Second Punic War22
Hannibal Barca24
Invasion, 218-217 BC28
'The Delayer', Summer to Autumn 217 BC37
2Rival Armies41
The Roman Military System41
The Carthaginian Military System and Hannibal's Army50
3The Campaign of 216 BC59
The Leaders60
The Led64
The Plan70
The Campaign74
4The Battle of Cannae, 2 August 216 BC83
Locating the Battlefield86
Initial Deployment95
The Battle
Opening Moves113
The Cavalry Clash on the Wings118
The Roman Centre Advances127
The Charge to Contact132
5The Aftermath157
Mopping Up157
How to Use a Victory160
The Long Struggle, 216-201 BC168
Cannae in History176
Appendix 1Numbers188
Appendix 2Casualties192

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