Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265 146 BC

The text is accompanied by numerous illustrations and photographs, including eight full page colour plates by Richard Hook.

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Author: Terence Wise

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 0850454301

Category: History

Page: 48

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The epic conflict between Rome and Carthage remains one of the most compelling stories of military history. The wars included such legendary events as the crossing of the Alps by Hannibal, and the Battle of Cannae. Terence Wise's fine text details the armies of both sides of the wars, including the many different allied troops employed by the Carthaginians; Numidians, Celts, Spanish and others who helped make the army one of the most colourful and cosmopolitan of its day. The text is accompanied by numerous illustrations and photographs, including eight full page colour plates by Richard Hook.

The Fall of Carthage

An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus, who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.

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Author: Adrian Goldsworthy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780223063

Category: History

Page: 416

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The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than in any wars fought before the modern era, while the eventual outcome had far-reaching consequences for the history of the Western World, namely the ascendancy of Rome. An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus, who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.

Roman Legionary vs Carthaginian Warrior

'Display in Roman Warfare: The Appearance of Armies and Individuals on the Battlefield', in War in ... The Fall of Carthage: The Punic Wars 265146 BC.

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Author: David Campbell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472828064

Category: History

Page: 80

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The peace that followed the First Punic War was shallow and fractious, with the resumption of hostilities in 218 BC sparked by Carthaginian expansion in Iberia seeing Rome suffer some of the worst defeats in her entire history. The Carthaginian army was a composite affair primarily made up of a number of levies from Africa and around the Mediterranean augmented by mercenaries and allies, and these troops crushed the Roman heavy infantry maniples in a series of battles across Southern Europe. Improvements made to their military, however, would see Roman revenge visited on Hannibal in full measure by Scipio, who would beat him at his own game and bring Roman legions to the gates of Carthage itself. In this study, the epic battles at Lake Trasimene (217 BC), Cannae (216 BC), and Ilipa (206 BC) are explored in detail, supported by carefully chosen illustrations and specially commissioned full-colour artwork and mapping.

Armies of Ancient Italy 753 218 BC

From the Foundation of Rome to the Start of the Second Punic War Gabriele Esposito ... T., Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265146 bc (Osprey Publishing, ...

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Author: Gabriele Esposito

Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

ISBN: 9781526751881

Category: History

Page: 192

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Before becoming the masters of the Mediterranean world, the Romans had first to conquer the Italian peninsula in a series of harsh conflicts against its other varied and warlike residents. The outcome was no foregone conclusion and it took the Romans half a millennium to secure the whole of Italy. Gabriele Esposito presents the armies that fought these wars, in which the Roman military spirit and their famous legions were forged. He not only follows the evolution of the Roman forces from the Regal Period to the outbreak of the Second Punic War but also the forces of their neighbors, rivals and enemies. The most notable of these, the Etruscans, Samnites and the Italian Greeks are given particular attention but others, such as the Celts and Ligures of the North and the warriors of Sicily and Sardinia, are also considered. Details of the organization, weapons, equipment and tactics of each army are described, while dozens of beautiful color photos of reenactors show how these warriors looked in the field.

Hannibal

Only a few sources describe the Carthaginian and Hannibal's armies in any ... 1958), 45–49; Terence Wise, Armies of the Carthaginian Wars: 265146 B.C. ...

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Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597976862

Category: History

Page: 288

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The Romans' destruction of Carthage after the Third Punic War erased any Carthaginian historical record of Hannibal's life. What we know of him comes exclusively from Roman historians who had every interest in minimizing his success, exaggerating his failures, and disparaging his character. The charges leveled against Hannibal include greed, cruelty and atrocity, sexual indulgence, and even cannibalism. But even these sources were forced to grudgingly admit to Hannibal's military genius, if only to make their eventual victory over him appear greater. Yet there is no doubt that Hannibal was the greatest Carthaginian general of the Second Punic War. When he did not defeat them outright, he fought to a standstill the best generals Rome produced, and he sustained his army in the field for sixteen long years without mutiny or desertion. Hannibal was a first-rate tactician, only a somewhat lesser strategist, and the greatest enemy Rome ever faced. When he at last met defeat at the hands of the Roman general Scipio, it was against an experienced officer who had to strengthen and reconfigure the Roman legion and invent mobile tactics in order to succeed. Even so, Scipio's victory at Zama was against an army that was a shadow of its former self. The battle could easily have gone the other way. If it had, the history of the West would have been changed in ways that can only be imagined. Richard A. Gabriel's brilliant new biography shows how Hannibal's genius nearly unseated the Roman Empire.

Scipio Africanus

See B. H. Warmington, Carthage:A History (London: Robert Hale, 1958), 45–49; Terence Wise, Armies of the Carthaginian Wars: 265146 B.C. (London: Osprey, ...

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Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597972055

Category: History

Page: 326

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The world often misunderstands its greatest men while neglecting others entirely. Scipio Africanus, surely the greatest general that Rome produced, suffered both these fates. Today scholars celebrate the importance of Hannibal, even though Scipio defeated the legendary general in the Second Punic War and was the central military figure of his time. In this scholarly and heretofore unmatched military biography of the distinguished Roman soldier, Richard A. Gabriel establishes Scipio's rightful place in military history as the greater of the two generals. Before Scipio, few Romans would have dreamed of empire, and Scipio himself would have regarded such an ambition as a danger to his beloved republic. And yet, paradoxically, Scipio's victories in Spain and Africa enabled Rome to consolidate its hold over Italy and become the dominant power in the western Mediterranean, virtually ensuring a later confrontation with the Greco-Macedonian kingdoms to the east as well as the empire's expansion into North Africa and the Levant. The Roman imperium was being born, and it was Scipio who had sired it. Gabriel draws upon ancient texts, including those from Livy, Polybius, Diodorus, Silius Italicus, and others, as primary sources and examines all additional material available to the modern scholar in French, German, English, and Italian. His book offers a complete bibliography of all extant sources regarding Scipio's life. The result is a rich, detailed, and contextual treatment of the life and career of Scipio Africanus, one of Rome's greatest generals, if not the greatest of them all.

War Elephants

9. Wise, Terence and Hook, Richard. Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265-146 BC. Men-at-Arms series. London: Osprey, 1993, p. 12. 10. Baker, G.P. Hannibal.

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Author: John M. Kistler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275987612

Category: History

Page: 333

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Elephants have fought in human armies for more than three thousand years. This is the largely forgotten tale of the credit they deserve and the sacrifices they endured.

Hannibal s War

Hoyos, B. D., Unplanned Wars: The Origins of the First and Second Punic Wars (Berlin and New ... Armies of the Carthaginian Wars, 265146 bc (London, 1982).

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Author: Livy,

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199555970

Category: History

Page: 800

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Livy's great history of Rome contains, in Books 21 to 30, the definitive ancient account of Hannibal's invasion of Italy in 218 BC, and the war he fought with the Romans over the following sixteen years. This new translation captures the brilliance of Livy's style, and is accompanied by a fascinating introduction and notes.

Ancient Medieval Wargaming

Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265146 bc, Osprey, 1982 CARTHAGE'S ONLY HOPE It is impossible to withhold our admiration for Hannibal's leadership, ...

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Author: Neil Thomas

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752496115

Category: History

Page: 288

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Re-fight some of the bloodiest battles of the ancient and medieval worlds! Seasoned wargamer and author Neil Thomas brings historical perspective to the hobby with a description and interpretation of significant military developments from 3,000BC to AD1500. Wargaming is the simulation of accurate historical battles using miniature figures to fight over three dimensional terrain, their movement and combat being regulated by clearly defined rules. Neil Thomas' new book provides specific coverage of ancient and medieval wargaming, thanks to its division into biblical, classical, Dark Age and medieval sections. Each section has its own set of rules and much expanded army lists. The wargamer gains additional perspective from data panels containing facts about weaponry, personalities and chroniclers, and quotations from original document sources. Useful suggestions for further reading are also included, while battle reports in each section provide tactical insights for both novice and veteran wargamers.

Truceless War

Carthage's Fight for Survival, 241 to 237 Bc B. Dexter Hoyos ... Hook, R. (1999), Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265146 B.C. (Oxford, 1982; reprinted, ...

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Author: B. Dexter Hoyos

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004160767

Category: History

Page: 286

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A major rebellion against Carthage of mercenary troops and oppressed North African subjects almost ended her existence, a story vividly recorded by the historian Polybius. "Truceless War" reconstructs what happened and why, and the role of Carthage's rescuer Hamilcar Barca.

War on Land

BIBLIOGRAPHY PREHISTORIC AND EARLY WARFARE Arther Ferrill, The Origins of War: ... and Armies of the Carthaginian Wars, 265146 BC (1982); Nick Sekunda, ...

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Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 9781615307524

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Long before they took to the sea and air, warring factions engaged in land-based conflicts that involved close-range combat with rudimentary defenses and weapons. As civilizations have advanced, so too have their military strategies, tactics, and weaponry. Eventually this led to the development of sophisticated land fortifications, arms, artillery, and missile systems in use today by ground troops. This insightful volume examines the evolution of warfare on land around the world, as well as the impact of new technologies on the nature of war.

Ancient Greece and Rome

12.83 Scullard , H. H. , Scipio Africanus in the Second Punic War , 1930 . ... 12.86 Wise , T. , Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265-146 B.C. 1982 .

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Author: Keith Hopwood

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719024013

Category: Civilization, Classical

Page: 450

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Osprey Men At Arms

MAA 104: Armies of the Vietnam War 1962–75, Philip Katcher, Mike Chappell MAA 105: ... Angus McBride MAA 121: Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265146 BC, ...

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Author: Martin Windrow

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780962672

Category: History

Page: 388

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Osprey Men-at-Arms: A Celebration is a very special volume detailing some of the wonderful artwork that has graced Osprey's renowned Men-at-Arms series over the last forty years. Beautifully presented in luxurious cloth, embossed and foil blocked, with head and tails bands and a ribbon bookmark, the collection contains the most treasured illustrations from the vast archives of this respected series and is a classic, collectable item for all military history enthusiasts.

Military Law Review

America's Splendid Little Wars , Major Keith Parrella , 187 MIL . ... The Fall of Carthage : The Punic Wars 265146 BC , Major Brian Harlan , 195 MIL .

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105134302434

Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

Page:

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Warriors

Artwork by Richard Hook, from MAA 121: Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265146 BC, by Terence Wise. infantry, raised annually by the elected consuls of the ...

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Author: Martin Windrow

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472812995

Category: History

Page: 320

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From ancient times to the present day, the world's finest warriors have been marked out by a stunning variety of dress, tactics and equipment. This splendid collection of artwork and commentaries illustrates famous combatants from all the ages of military history, bringing them to life in incredible colour and detail. From the gleaming plate armour of the medieval knight to the sleek camouflage gear of modern special ops forces, from the distinctive attire of the Japanese samurai to the ballistic armour and modern electronics of Russia's elite Spetsnaz, this is an unmissable tour of history's most impressive fighting men.

Carthage

'Carthage in transition: from late Byzantine city to medieval villages'. ... Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265146 bc. Oxford: Osprey. Woolmer, M. 2017.

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Author: Dexter Hoyos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000328165

Category: History

Page: 174

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Carthage tells the life story of the city, both as one of the Mediterranean’s great seafaring powers before 146 BC, and after its refounding in the first century BC. It provides a comprehensive history of the city and its unique culture, and offers students an insight into Rome’s greatest enemy. Hoyos explores the history of Carthage from its foundation, traditionally claimed to have been by political exiles from Phoenicia in 813 BC, through to its final desertion in AD 698 at the hands of fresh eastern arrivals, the Arabs. In these 1500 years, Carthage had two distinct lives, separated by a hundred-year silence. In the first and most famous life, the city traded and warred on equal terms with Greeks and then with Rome, which ultimately led to Rome utterly destroying the city after the Third Punic War. A second Carthage, Roman in form, was founded by Julius Caesar in 44 BC and flourished, both as a centre for Christianity and as capital of the Vandal kingdom, until the seventh-century expansion of the Umayyad Caliphate. Carthage is a comprehensive study of this fascinating city across 15 centuries that provides a fascinating insight into Punic history and culture for students and scholars of Carthaginian, Roman, and Late Antique history. Written in an accessible style, this volume is also suitable for the general reader.

Great Captains of Antiquity

Terrence, The Armies of the Carthaginian Wars, 265-146 BC. London: Osprey Series, 1988. Wiseman, D. J. "The Assyrians" In Sir John Hackett, Warfare in the ...

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Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313312850

Category: History

Page: 242

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Examines six major military figures of the Western Ancient World to see what makes great captains great.

A History of the Pyrrhic War

Steinby, C. The Roman Republican Navy: From the Sixth Century to 167 B.C. Helsinki, 2007. ... Armies of the Carthaginian Wars, 265146 BC. Oxford, 1982.

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Author: Patrick Alan Kent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351005807

Category: History

Page: 192

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A History of the Pyrrhic War explores the multi-polar nature of a conflict that involved the Romans, peoples of Italy, western Greeks, and Carthaginians during Pyrrhus’ western campaign in the early third century BCE. The war occurred nearly a century before the first historical writings in Rome, resulting in a malleable narrative that emphasized the moral virtues of the Romans, transformed Pyrrhus into a figure that resembled Alexander the Great, disparaged the degeneracy of the Greeks, and demonstrated the malicious intent of the Carthaginians. Kent demonstrates the way events were shaped by later Roman generations to transform the complex geopolitical realities of the Pyrrhic War into a one-dimensional duel between themselves and Pyrrhus that anticipated their rise to greatness. This book analyses the Pyrrhic War through consideration of geopolitical context as well as how later Roman writers remembered the conflict. The focus of the war is taken off Pyrrhus as an individual and shifted towards evaluating the multifaceted interactions of the peoples of Italy and Sicily. A History of the Pyrrhic War is a fundamental resource for academic and learned general readers who have an interest in the interaction of developing imperial powers with their neighbors and how those events shaped the perceptions of later generations. It will be of interest not only to students of Roman history, but also to anyone working on historiography in any period.

Legion versus Phalanx

Fields, Nic, Tarentine Horseman of Magna Graecia 430–190 BC (Warrior, 2008). ... Wise, Terrance, Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265146 BC (Men-at-Arms, ...

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Author: Myke Cole

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472828439

Category: History

Page: 320

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From the time of Ancient Sumeria, the heavy infantry phalanx dominated the battlefield. Armed with spears or pikes, standing shoulder to shoulder with shields interlocking, the men of the phalanx presented an impenetrable wall of wood and metal to the enemy. Until, that is, the Roman legion emerged to challenge them as masters of infantry battle. Covering the period in which the legion and phalanx clashed (280–168 BC), Myke Cole delves into their tactics, arms and equipment, organization and deployment. Drawing on original primary sources to examine six battles in which the legion fought the phalanx – Heraclea (280 BC), Asculum (279 BC), Beneventum (275 BC), Cynoscephalae (197 BC), Magnesia (190 BC), and Pydna (168 BC) – he shows how and why the Roman legion, with its flexible organization, versatile tactics and iron discipline, came to eclipse the hitherto untouchable Hellenistic phalanx and dominate the ancient battlefield.