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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


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


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