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Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy

Dexter Hoyos

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675464
eISBN:
9781781385432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675464.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

As Carthage's commanding general and effective leader Hannibal (247–183 BC) crossed the Alps in 218 BC with a multi-ethnic and superbly professional army to confront the Romans in their own land. His ... More


Out of the Darkness and into the Light

Claire Stocks

in The Roman Hannibal: Remembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380284
eISBN:
9781781387252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Hannibal's early victories from his conquest of Saguntum up to and including the Battle of Cannae. It is argued that through these victories Hannibal acquires his legendary ... More


Leadership and War (221–216)

Dexter Hoyos

in Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675464
eISBN:
9781781385432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675464.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes how, succeeding Hasdrubal as leader in 221, Hannibal extended Carthaginian power to most of northern Spain. A clash with Saguntum, a small town under Rome's protection, led to ... More


The Roman Republic, Carthage, and Macedon

Matthew Kroenig

in The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the U.S. and China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190080242
eISBN:
9780190080273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080242.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers Rome’s rise from a small kingdom on the Tiber River in Central Italy to dominating the entire Mediterranean and becoming one of the most powerful geopolitical forces in world ... More


Reconcilable Differences: Anna Perenna and the Battle of Cannae in the Punica

Raymond Marks

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Silius’ excursus on Anna Perenna in Punica 8 is closely linked with the battle at Cannae, recounted in books 9 and 10 of the epic. As a figure who assists Hannibal in ... More


Costs and Benefits: Winning the Second Punic War

Jessica H. Clark

in Triumph in Defeat: Military Loss and the Roman Republic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199336548
eISBN:
9780199376919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336548.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses Romans’ experience of the Second Punic War (218–202 B.C.E.). It first examines the major defeats that marked the opening years of the war (at the Ticinus, the Trebia, Lake ... More


Campania and the Punica

Marco Fucecchi

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter defines the geographical limits of Roman Campania before engaging with the poetic blend, symbolism, and prolepsis with which Silius constructs his fictional and mythological digressions ... More


The Plight of Taxpayers in the Second Punic War

James Tan

in Power and Public Finance at Rome, 264-49 BCE

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190639570
eISBN:
9780190639600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190639570.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Hannibal’s invasion imposed unsustainable fiscal burdens on the Roman citizenry. Voters remained a relatively empowered body familiar with the First Punic War, but after the disaster at the Battle of ... More


The Roman Calendar, 218–191 B.C.

Peter Derow, Andrew Erskine, and Josephine Crawley Quinn

in Rome, Polybius, and the East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199640904
eISBN:
9780191804670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199640904.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers the Roman calendar's relation to the years between 218 and 191 BC, the years covered by the last two and a half surviving decades of Livy's history. It first addresses the ... More


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