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Pride of Carthage (2005) [Novel]
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Beginning in ancient Spain, where Hannibal's father had carved out a Carthaginian empire, the novel traces the origins of the war, the opening moves, and Hannibal's inspired choice to attack Rome via a land route most believed impossible. In graphic, panoramic prose, Durham describes the battles, including the icy slaughter of the Trebia; the mist-shrouded battle along Lake Trasimene; the battle of Cannae, in which Hannibal's outnumbered force surrounded and decimated seventy thousand Romans in a single afternoon; and Zama, the hard slog that proved to be the decisive contest.

Along the way we meet a variety of major historical figures on both sides of the conflict, as well as characters representing the vast array of other ethnicities who played a part in the war: Iberians and Gauls, Numidians and Libyans, Macedonians and Moors. Hannibal's family is brought to life: his wife, mother, sisters, and young son, as is Publius Scipio, the young Roman who was the only match for Hannibal's genius on the field of battle and who eventually defeated him.

Original title: Pride of Carthage
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalAncient World (Greece, Rome, etc)Rome

Edition #1: Pride of Carthage

Pride of Carthage (2005)
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Language: English

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Pride of Carthage (2005)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0385506031
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 576

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