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Cannae: The Experience of Battle in the Second Punic War
The Experience of Battle in the Second Punic War





ISBN 9780415327435
Published September 25, 2003 by Routledge
280 Pages

 
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On a hot and dusty summer's day in 216 BC, the forces of the Carthaginian general Hannibal faced the Roman army in a dramatic encounter at Cannae. Massively outnumbered, the Carthaginians nevertheless won an astonishing victory - one that left more than 50,000 men dead.
Gregory Daly's enthralling study considers the reasons that led the two armies to the field of battle, and why each followed the course that they did when they got there. It explores in detail the composition of the armies, and the tactics and leadership methods of the opposing generals. Finally, by focusing on the experiences of those who fought, Daly gives an unparalleled portrait of the true horror and chaos of ancient warfare.
This striking and vivid account is the fullest yet of the bloodiest battle in ancient history.

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"Cannae, the most detailed analysis of the battle that this writer has seen, will be of immense interest to any student of warfare in Classical Antiquity."The NYMAS Review