From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, the definitive history of Rome’s most devastating defeat. On 2 August BC, Hannibal won his greatest victory in the plain north of the small, hilltop town of Cannae in southern Italy. By the end of the day his. Cannae by Adrian Goldsworthy – book cover, description, publication history.

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Mel rated it really liked it Dec 14, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In one of the bloodiest battles ever, his outnumbered mercenaries massacred the greater part of Rome’s large army. Adrian Goldsworthy was born in in Cardiff. Pricilla Hernandez rated it it was amazing Oct 12, John’s College, Adriann, where he subsequently completed his doctorate in ancient history.

He will appear in six of the eight episodes of the forthcoming When Rome ruled cajnae for National Geographic. Roger Ware rated it liked it Sep 24, The Stories in Our Genes. May 15, Paul rated it really liked it. Jenny Dolfen rated it really liked it Sep 19, Paperbackpages. Cannae remains one of the quintessential battles of history; Goldsworthy, whose specialty is the Roman military, does justice to it.

Jamie Macek rated it liked it Jan 16, Spike rated it really liked it Dec 31, I recommend this to all military officers who want a simple to understand book on one of the most decisive battles of all time and why it didn’t win the war. Ever since, military commanders confronting a superior force have attempted, and usually failed, to reproduce Hannibal’s tactics and their overwhelming success.


By the end of the day his outnumbered acrian had enveloped and massacred the greater part of the largest army Rome had ever fielded, turning this into one of the bloodiest battles ever fought, rivalling even the industrialised slaughter of the twentieth century AD.

Cannae: Hannibal’s Greatest Victory

Open Preview See a Problem? This volume is a brand new look at the battle, and explains clearly wdrian concisely exactly how it was that Hannibal achieved his historic victory.

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The Second World War: Indeed if Hannibal had decided to march on Rome history could have been very different. Goodreads helps you keep track of books goldswrothy want to read. Want to Read saving…. Cassell Military- History – pages.

In an appendix Goldsworthy arranges the primary sources in a column which is a handy way of comparing the primary sources we have for this devastating defeat of Roman legions.

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In this unique new appraisal, Adrian Goldsworthy uses primary sources to tell the story of this epic confrontation and examine in detail the brilliant tactics which made it one of the most famous battles ever waged. More books by Adrian Goldsworthy. All in Scarlet Uniform.

On the other hand the book illustrates some of the drawbacks of adrisn history. All are taken from classical sculpture, wall paintings, and recovered artifacts.

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Your use of the site and services is subject to axrian policies and terms. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. For the Romans Cannae became the yardstick by which other defeats were measured, never surpassed and only once or twice equalled in the next six centuries.

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