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Triumph in Defeat: Military Loss and the Roman Republic

Jessica H. Clark

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199336548
eISBN:
9780199376919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336548.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines the implications of Rome’s many military defeats during the Roman Republic. Tracing responses to defeat from the Second Punic War through the second century B.C.E., it reconsiders ... 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


Plautus and Hannibal

MATTHEW LEIGH

in Comedy and the Rise of Rome

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266760
eISBN:
9780191708916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266760.003.02
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the Plautine slave and history. It adds that the Plautine moment and Hannibalic moment coincide and the two major themes are both resonant of the shock of the Second Punic War. ... More


Divine Institutions: Religions and Community in the Middle Roman Republic

Dan-el Padilla Peralta

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691168678
eISBN:
9780691200828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168678.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Many narrative histories of Rome's transformation from an Italian city-state to a Mediterranean superpower focus on political and military conflicts as the primary agents of social change. This book ... More


Rome and its Economy at the Time of the Second Punic War

Philip Kay

in Rome's Economic Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681549
eISBN:
9780191765018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681549.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter contextualizes Rome and its economy at the time of the Second Punic War. By the outbreak of the war, Rome was probably already one of the most significant cities in the Mediterranean. ... More


Colonial Relations and Social Change in Iberia (Seventh to Third Centuries BC)

Joan Sanmartí

in Colonial Encounters in Ancient Iberia: Phoenician, Greek, and Indigenous Relations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226148472
eISBN:
9780226148489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226148489.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The word “Iberia” and the ethnonym “Iberes” were used by the ancient Greeks to designate a relatively vast region on the Mediterranean edge of the Iberian Peninsula that extended to the north of ... More


Petrarch’s Lucan and the Africa

Matthew Leigh

in Classical Constructions: Papers in Memory of Don Fowler, Classicist and Epicurean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199218035
eISBN:
9780191711534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218035.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Africa is Petrarch’s epic on the Second Punic War and the glorious career of Scipio Africanus Maior. The very rumour of its composition was enough to gain for the poet the laurel crown bestowed ... More


Conclusion

Mark R. Thatcher

in The Politics of Identity in Greek Sicily and Southern Italy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197586440
eISBN:
9780197586471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197586440.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The conclusion uses the Second Punic War as a test case for the results reached throughout the book. Hannibal attempted to insert himself into Croton’s polis identity by associating himself with Hera ... More


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