Hannibal was one of the greatest military commanders in history. During the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, he led a ragtag army out of Iberia, on an epic march over the Pyrenees and Alps, and down into northern Italy. There he won three dramatic victories - at Trebia, Trasimene, and Cannae - and utterly humiliated the young Roman Republic. For the next fifteen years he continued to occupy parts of Italy, and inflicted many more stinging defeats on Roman armies, despite a chronic lack of supplies and support from Carthage.
Theodore Ayrault Dodge's clazzic history of Hannibal was first published in 1891, as part of his "Great Captains" series. The author, an experienced military officer and historian, follows the great march of Hannibal's army, reconstructs all of his battles based on personal observation of the battlefields, and explains his lasting impact on the art of war. "Hannibal" remains unequaled as the most comprehensive and readable study of one of history's great generals. This ebook edition includes an active table of contents, reflowable text, and over 200 campaign maps, battle diagrams, and illustrations.
Table of Contents:
I. Carthage, 900-200 B.C.
II. The Punic Army and Navy, 600-200 B.C.
III. Carthaginian Wars, 480-277 B.C.
IV. The Early Army of Rome, 600-350 B.C.
V. The Roman Army of the Third Century
VI. Rank and Discipline - Equipment and Rations
VII. Fortification - Camp Duty - War
VIII. Early Roman Wars, 400-272 B.C.
IX. The First Punic War - The Roman Navy - Hamilcar Barca, 264-218 B.C.
X. The Lion's Brood, 241-220 B.C.
XI. Saguntum, Spring to Fall, 219 B.C.
XII. Hannibal Starts for Italy, May 218 B.C.
XIII. Catalonia, July and August, 218 B.C.
XIV. From the Rhone to the Alps, Fall 218 B.C.
XV. The Foothills of the Alps, October 218 B.C.
XVI. The Summit of the Alps, October 218 B.C.
XVII. The Army of Italy on the Po, November 213 B.C.
XVIII. Manœuvring. November and December, 218 B.C.
XIX. The Battle of the Trebia, December 218 B.C.
XX. The Arnus Marshes, Spring 217 B.C.
XXI. A Flanking Manœuvre. Spring 217 B.C.
XXII. The Battle of Lake Trasimene, April 217 B.C.
XIII. Fabius Cunctator, Summer 217 B.C.
XXIV. A Curious Stratagem, Fall 217 B.C.
XXV. Minucius, Fall 217 B.C.
XXVI. Æmilius Paulus and Varro, Spring 216 B.C.
XXVII. The Battle of Cannæ. June 216 B.C.
XXVIII. After Cannæ. Summer 216 B.C.
XXIX. Marcellus. Fall 216 B.C.
XXX. Campania. 215 B.C.
XXXI. Making a New Base. 214 B.C.
XXXII. Tarentum Won. 213 B.C.
XXXIII. A Wonderful March. 212 B.C.
XXXIV. Capua. 211 B.C.
XXXV. Another Roman Army Destroyed. 210 B.C.
XXXVI. Tarentum Lost. 209 B.C.
XXXVII. Marcellus' Death. 208 B.C.
XXXVIII. Hasdrubal and Nero. 207 B.C.
XXXIX. The Metaurus Campaign. Summer 207 B.C.
XL. Scipio. 206-205 B.C.
XLI. On To Carthage. 204-203 B.C.
XLII. Zama. Spring 202 B.C.
XLIII. The Man and Soldier
XLIV. Hannibal and Alexander
XLV. Legion versus Phalanx. 197-168 B.C.
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