Item description for Hannibal: The Elephant-Riding General by Joseph Tal...
The legacy and legend surrounding Carthaginian general Hannibal are brought to life in this historical account of how his mythical military prowess nearly collapsed the Roman empire. Anecdotes and writings provide insight into the life and decisions of the boldest tactician in the ancient world, from his most valiant moment surprising Rome after trekking through the Alps in winter with a gigantic army to his darkest moment in military defeat when he ended his life by falling on his own sword. The man behind the myth and strategy is illuminated in this compelling history.
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Release Date Mar 1, 2005
Publisher Astrolog Publishing House
ISBN 9654941961 ISBN13 9789654941969
Availability 0 units.
More About Joseph Tal
Joseph Tal is a historian who specializes in marine civilizations of the Mediterranean basin.
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The Elephant-Riding General Nov 6, 2005
The Elephant-Riding General offers, beside some interesting insights about grand strategy and military tactics, a fine selection of the original historical sources (in English). Excerpts from Livy and Polybius enliven the text, and bring ancient life closer to the modern reader.