Bibliographic Details

Hannibal / Serge Lancel ; translated by Antonia Nevill.

Author / Creator Lancel, Serge.
Uniform title Hannibal. English
Edition English ed.
Imprint Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, c1998.
Description xii, 243 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Language English
Subject Hannibal, 247 B.C.-182 B.C.
Hannibal, 247 B.C.-182 B.C
Generals -- Tunisia -- Carthage (Extinct city) -- Biography.
Generals.
Carthage (Extinct city) -- History, Military.
Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C.
Rome (Empire)
Tunisia -- Carthage (Extinct city)
History
Biography.
Military history.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/3082559
ISBN 0631206310
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [228]-235) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • 1.
  • Hamilcar Barca.
  • The loss of Sicily and the rise of Hamilcar Barca.
  • Hamilcar Barca and the Barcid family.
  • The Mercenaries' War.
  • The 'inexpiable' war and the Africans' rebellion.
  • Hamilcar's victory on the Macar.
  • Hanno is ejected.
  • The 'Gorge of the Saw'.
  • The outcome.
  • The loss of Sardinia
  • 2.
  • Time for Spain.
  • Polybius, Livy, Fabius Pictor and others.
  • The situation in Carthage in 237 and Hamilcar's departure for Spain.
  • The Iberian world in the Hellenistic period.
  • Hamilcar in Spain.
  • From Cadiz to Alicante.
  • Hasdrubal the Fair.
  • Hannibal.
  • Hannibal's campaigns in Spain.
  • Saguntum.
  • War is declared.
  • Hannibal's final arrangements in Spain
  • 3.
  • From Cartagena to the Po Valley.
  • Hannibal's plan and the opposing forces.
  • The Punic army's departure from Cartagena.
  • Hannibal's elephants.
  • The other side of the Ebro.
  • Crossing the Rhone.
  • Crossing the Alps.
  • Ascending the Rhone Valley and the road through the Alpine foothills.
  • Storming the Great Alps
  • 4.
  • 'Blitzkrieg' - from the Trebia to Cannae.
  • The first encounter near the Ticinus (late November 218).
  • The Battle of the Trebia (late December 218).
  • Overwintering in the Cisalpine region (January-April 217) and the first formulations of an Italian policy.
  • Between Emilia and Tuscany (spring 217).
  • Trasimene (21 June 217).
  • A summer on the Adriatic.
  • Q. Fabius Maximus, the general who bided his time.
  • Operations outside Italy.
  • Cannae (2 August 216)
  • 5.
  • Declining Fortunes.
  • In the Carthaginian senate.
  • Capua.
  • The great hopes of 215.
  • Between Capua and Tarentum (autumn 215-autumn 214).
  • The first political and economic changes in Rome.
  • The siege of Syracuse: Archimedes versus Marcellus (214-212).
  • From the capture of Tarentum to the loss of Capua (212-211).
  • At the walls of Rome
  • 6.
  • Setbacks.
  • Operations in Spain up to the death of P. and Cn. Scipio (216-211).
  • The young Scipio is appointed to head the army of Spain.
  • The capture of Cartagena (210).
  • From Scipio's victory at Baecula (Bailen) to Hasdrubal Barca's arrival in Italy (209-early 207).
  • The death of Marcellus (summer 208).
  • The battle of the Metaurus (summer 207), or the end of the illusion.
  • The end of the war in Spain.
  • Hannibal at Cape Lacinium
  • 7.
  • Zama.
  • The view of the Numidian princes.
  • Scipio's consulship (205).
  • The Africa landing.
  • The battle of the Great Plains.
  • Sophonisba.
  • Hannibal's return to Africa.
  • The battle of Zama.
  • The peace of 201 and Hannibal's laughter.
  • Hannibal's suffetate.
  • The paradox of Carthage's prosperity after Zama
  • 8.
  • Exile.
  • Rome's entry into war with Philip.
  • Flamininus and the 'liberty of Greece'.
  • Antiochus' exploits and Hannibal's departure into exile.
  • Hannibal with Antiochus during the 'cold war' with Rome (195-192).
  • The torment of Antiochus' failure (192-189).
  • The war in the Aegean and in Asia: Hannibal in command at sea.
  • Between history and legend: Hannibal's last years.
  • Donec Bithynio libeat vigilare tyranno
  • 9.
  • Heritage, Legend and Image.
  • Hannibal's 'heritage'.
  • The legend and the image.
  • Hannibal in our own times.