Hannibal: A History of the Art of War Among the Carthaginians and Romans Down to the Battle of Pydna, 168 B.C., with a Detailed
Hannibal is often considered the finest general the world has ever known. Setting out from Carthaginian-dominated Spain with a small army of select ... Show synopsis Hannibal is often considered the finest general the world has ever known. Setting out from Carthaginian-dominated Spain with a small army of select troops, he fought his way over the Pyrenees and crossed the Alps with elephants and a full baggage train. In Italy, he destroyed the main Roman army and came close to conquering Rome itself. At Cannae, Hannibals brilliant cavalry tactics enabled him to destroy a reassembled Roman army, and his subsequent defeats over a fifteen-year stay in Italy were due more to lack of sufficient support from home than to any failings of generalship. Theodore Dodges classic history is equally perceptive of Hannibals military prowess and his visionary character. Dodge followed Hannibals route from Carthage to Italy and here wrote an entire history of the art of war among these two mighty armies.