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ISBN:
0306804980
Author:
Leonard Cottrell
Category:
Historical
Language:
English
Publisher:
Da Capo Press; New edition (August 22, 1992)
Pages:
288 pages
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Leonard Eric Cottrell (21 May 1913 – 6 October 1974) was a British author and journalist. The majority of his books were popularisations of the archaeology of ancient Egypt.

Leonard Eric Cottrell (21 May 1913 – 6 October 1974) was a British author and journalist.

In the year 216 .  . With the drama and authenticity for which he is famous, Leonard Cottrell describes Hannibal's amazing campaign-a saga of victory after victory which fell just short of its ultimate goal: the annihilation of Rome.

Yet, as devastating and startling as Cannae was, it was only one of a long list of incredible achievements. Hannibal's fantastic 1,000-mile march across the Alps from Spain to Italy was one of the wonders.

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Yet, as devastating and startling as Cannae was, it was only one of a long list of incredible achievements. Hannibal’s fantastic 1,000-mile march across the Alps from Spain to Italy was one of the wonders of ancient times

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item 3 Hannibal: Enemy Of Rome, Cottrell, Leonard, Good Condition Book, ISBN 0306804980 -Hannibal: Enemy . Leonard Cottrell was a well-known archeologist, documentary producer, and author. His many books include The Bull of Minos and Lost Pharoahs. Country of Publication.

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In the year 216 B.C., Hannibal of Carthage, faced with an opposing Roman army twice the size of his own, outwitted the enemy at Cannae by means of a strategy which has become a classic of its kind. As a result of his famous "double pincer" maneuver, 70,000 Roman soldiers died within the space of a few hours on a field the size of New York's Central Park. Yet, as devastating and startling as Cannae was, it was only one of a long list of incredible achievements. Hannibal's fantastic 1,000-mile march across the Alps from Spain to Italy was one of the wonders of ancient times. He began his hazardous journey with 90,000 infantry, 12,000 cavalry, and 37 elephants. By the time he reached the Valley of the Po, more than 30,000 troops and many of his elephants had perished, but he still managed to stay in Italy for sixteen years.Blending biography and military adventure, Hannibal is a portrait of a military genius who was also a highly civilized man. The son of Hamilcar Barca, a famous general in his own right, Hannibal was a student of the Greek classics. But his father's lifelong grudge against Rome fostered in the son a deep hatred for that Republic and a fierce determination to subdue it forever. This resulted in the bloody battles of Lake Trasimene, Campania, Nole, Capua, and Zama, all of which Leonard Cottrell describes with vigor and authority. In gathering material for Hannibal, Cottrell traveled the entire route that Hannibal took across the Alps, thus bringing to his account a valuable firsthand knowledge of his subject. With the drama and authenticity for which he is famous, Leonard Cottrell describes Hannibal's amazing campaign-a saga of victory after victory which fell just short of its ultimate goal: the annihilation of Rome.
  • Opilar
Ben Kane's Hannibal, Enemy of Rome tells the human side of the Second Punic War. It centers upon two families, one Carthaginian and the other Roman. The Carthaginian family consists of a widower with three sons. The youngest son, Hanno, disobeying his father, goes on a fishing boat with a friend, is caught in a storm, and blown out to sea. He and his friend, Suniaton, are captured by pirates and sold into slavery in Campania. Suniaton is purchased to be a gladiator, while Hanno is purchased by a property owner to be a farm hand. Unfortunately for Hanno, the vilicus, or overseer is a Sicilian who hates Carthaginians and goes out of his way to make Hanno's life unbearable. Fortunately, Hanno is befriended by Aurelia and Quintus, the son and daughter of the property owner, Fabricius. Eventually, Quintus helps Hanno escape, and the two end up fighting on opposite sides when Hannibal invades Italy. Hanno is able to join up with his father Malchus and his brothers Bostar and Sapho who have come over the Alps with Hannibal. Quintus joins his father Fabricius in a cavalry unit under the command of Publius Cornelius Scipio, the father of Scipio Africanus.
Hannibal, Enemy of Rome is engaging and follows the actual events of the Second Punic War very closely. The action only goes up to the battle of Trebia, and I understand that there will be sequels. I look forward to reading Ben Kane's future books on the Second Punic War.
  • Unnis
Ben Kane's Hannibal: Enemy of Rome describes three journeys. The trek of the famous Carthaginian general who leads his troops over the Alps to challenge Rome provides the genesis for the novel, but it is the coming of age stories of two teenage boys who are destined to face each other across the battlefield that drives the action. Kane deftly draws the character of the Carthaginian, Hanno, whose fate is irrevocably changed after a harmless act of rebellion results in him being cast adrift at sea as well as in life. Enslaved, he comes to be owned by the father of the Roman boy, Quintus. Again, Kane describes a youth who rises to the challenges set him but at the same time shows his vulnerability. Both youths are rounded characters who display fear and come to understand the true meaning of loyalty: both to each other and to their countries. The book spares no punches when it comes to depicting the brutality of war and the callous attitudes of the times. As such, I wouldn't recommend it to those who are squeamish. However, I was impressed with the portrayal of the hardships faced by Hannibal's army during the perilous advance over the Alps; and Kane's recreation of the strategies, artillery and progress of the battle at Trebia is masterful. At the end of the book, Hanno and Quintus have both become men, tested and blooded. And with their debts to each other repaid, Kane creates the perfect set up for a final confrontation in the sequel, Hannibal: Fields of Blood. I look forward to reading it when it is released later this year.
  • Ziena
Ben Kane presents the opening moves for an ambitious book series that will cover the Second Punic War, the World War of Antiquity. Two families, one from Carthage and one from Capua, will see their lives intertwined in the massive conflict that will span 17 years. Hanno is the youngest son of Malchus, a noble carthaginian bent on revenge against Rome. His brothers Bostar and Sapho are bitter rivals. Quintus is the son of Fabricius and Atia, minor nobility from Capua. His youngest sister Aurelia is a tomboy that resents her likely destiny of an arranged marriage. Hanno and his friend Suniaton are stranded in the sea, rescued by pirates and sold into slavery. Meanwhile the formidable Hannibal is moving against Saguntum, an allied city of Rome, with a massive army and officer roles for Malchus, Bostar and Sapho. Saguntum resists the siege to the bitter end while Hanno, sold to Quintus family, struggles to survive mistreatment by Agesandros, an slave overseer embittered against carthaginians. Quintus and Aurelia rescue Hanno. Quintus and Hanno strike an unlikely friendship while Aurelia feels an impossible attraction for the young carthaginian.

Friendship between sworn rivals, blood debts, impossible love, sense of duty facing certain death, rivalry between brothers, all against the gigantic backdrop of Hannibal's army crossing the Alps and showing in the battle of the Trebia that the threat to Rome was very real. As all of Kane's books the research is meticulous and the reconstruction excellent. Looking forward to the continuation of this epic series!