A Companion to the Punic Wars
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World 1. Aufl.
A Companion to the Punic Wars offers a comprehensive new survey of the three wars fought between Rome and Carthage between 264 and 146 BC. Offers a broad survey of the Punic Wars from a variety of perspectives Features contributions from an outstanding cast of international scholars with unrivalled expertise Includes chapters on military and naval techniques, strategies, logistics, and Hannibal as a charismatic general and leader Gives balanced coverage of both Carthage and Rome
List of Tables viii List of Maps ix Notes on Contributors x List of Abbreviations xvi Introduction: The Punic Wars 1Dexter Hoyos Part I Background and Sources 7 1 The Rise of Rome to 264 9John Serrati 2 Early Relations between Rome and Carthage 28Barbara Scardigli 3 The Rise of Carthage to 264 39Walter Ameling 4 Manpower and Food Supply in the First and Second Punic Wars 58Paul Erdkamp 5 Phalanx and Legion: the “Face” of Punic War Battle 77Sam Koon 6 Polybius and the Punic Wars 95Craige B. Champion 7 Principal Literary Sources for the Punic Wars (apart from Polybius) 111Bernard Mineo PART II T he First Punic War and Aftermath 129 8 The Outbreak of war 131Dexter Hoyos 9 A War of Phases: Strategies and Stalemates 264–241 149Boris Rankov 10 Roman Politics in the First Punic War 167Bruno Bleckmann 11 Roman Politics and Expansion, 241–219 184Luigi Loreto 12 Carthage in Africa and Spain, 241–218 204Dexter Hoyos PART III T he Second Punic War 223 13 The Reasons for the War 225Hans Beck 14 Hannibal: Tactics, Strategy, and Geostrategy 242Michael P. Fronda 15 Hannibal and Propaganda 260Richard Miles 16 Roman Strategy and Aims in the Second Punic War 280Klaus Zimmermann 17 The War in Italy, 218–203 299Louis Rawlings 18 War Abroad: Spain, Sicily, Macedon, Africa 320Peter Edwell 19 Rome, Latins, and Italians in the Second Punic War 339Kathryn Lomas 20 Punic Politics, Economy, and Alliances, 218–201 357Pedro Barceló 21 Roman Economy, Finance, and Politics in the Second Punic War 376Toni Ñaco del Hoyo PART IV T he Last Half-Century of Carthage 393 22 Carthage and Numidia, 201–149 395Claudia Kunze 23 Italy: Economy and Demography after Hannibal’s War 412Nathan Rosenstein 24 The “Third Punic War”: The Siege of Carthage (148–146 bc) 430Yann Le Bohec PART V Conclusions 447 25 Death and Transfiguration: Punic Culture after 146 449M’hamed-Hassine Fantar 26 Spain, Africa, and Rome after Carthage 467John Richardson 27 Carthage and Hannibal in Roman and Greek Memory 483Giovanni Brizzi References 499 Index 531
“My cavils in the previous paragraph notwithstanding, Hoyos and his team are to be complimented for their success in bringing the multifaceted “action history” of the wars to life in a striking and sophisticated way.” (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 1 January 2013)
Dexter Hoyos is retired Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History from the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published extensively on Latin teaching and aspects of Roman and Carthaginian history (including on Hannibal’s actual route over the Alps). His books include Unplanned Wars (1998), Hannibal’s Dynasty (2003), Truceless War (2007), and Hannibal: Rome’s Greatest Enemy (2008).
“My cavils in the previous paragraph notwithstanding, Hoyos and his team are to be complimented for their success in bringing the multifaceted “action history” of the wars to life in a striking and sophisticated way.”Bryn Mawr Classical Review Widely considered the greatest conflicts of antiquity, the Punic Wars irrevocably changed the course of world history. A Companion to the Punic Wars provides a comprehensive new survey of the three wars fought by Rome and Carthage between 264 and 146 BC. Featuring a series of thought-provoking essays from a community of distinguished international scholars, the collection provides a unique portrayal of thebloody “hundred years’ war” that created a legend out of Hannibal and left Rome witha world empire.The three wars are covered comprehensively from the Roman and Carthaginian military and naval strategies to diplomacy, economic and social factors, historiography, and the achievements of the charismatic Carthaginian general Hannibal. A Companion to the Punic Wars offers invaluable new insights to students and scholars alike into an epic struggle that had far reaching impacts on the Western world.
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