Roman Conquests: North Africa

Roman Conquests: North Africa

by Nic Fields


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ISBN-13: 9781844159703
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 01/26/2011
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nic Fields, Ph.D., is an acient historian with special expertise in the history of Greek and Roman warfare. He has published many articles and several monographs on the subject. Before turning to ancient history, he served as an officier in the British Royal Marines. He is a former assistant director at the British School at Athens, and he has worked as a lecturer and guide, in particular for the Smithsonian Institute. He taught American undergraduates on study-abroad Programs at institutions such as Beaver Colles in Athens and The Athens Centre. Having left Athens, where he was resident for seven years, Nic lectured in acient history at the University of Edinburgh. He now lives in southwest France where he works as a freelance writer and battlefield tour guide.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Maps vii

List of Illustrations xiv

Prologue xv

Chronology xxvii

1 From emporium to empire 1

2 Army and navy 9

3 First contact 25

4 Picking a fight 33

5 Between the wars 45

6 Hannibal's revenge 49

7 Zama, a lesson learnt 60

8 A military superpower 68

9 Hannibal's retreat 73

10 The final act 77

11 The horse lords 86

12 Mobile warfare 94

13 Iugurtha's gamble 103

14 Sallust on Iurgurtha 114

Epilogue 121

Appendix 1 124

Appendix 2 134

Notes 145

Bibliography 181

Index 186

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