The Long Weekend A Social History Of Great Britain 1918 - 1939 For Sale
The Long Weekend A Social History Of Great Britain 1918 - 1939
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Livy - The War with Hannibal - ( Item 126828 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2011. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Near Fine slipcase. Slight marks to panels of slipcase. Introduced by Alessandro Barbero. Translated by J. C. Yardley. Bound in cloth. Blocked with a design by Neil Packer. Based on a relief sculpture of the goddess Victory from Carthage. Set in Poliphilus. 816 pages. Frontispiece and 20 pages of colour and black & white plates. Book size: 10" × 6¾". Rome's victory over its ancient rival Carthage would signal a rise to dominance over the Western world. No wonder then that Livy, when he set out to tell the story nearly 200 years later, described it as 'the most momentous war ever fought'. Two implacable enemies whose great power was matched only by their hatred for each other; a vanquished people daring to attack their conquerors; a son determined to carry on the war started by his father. As well as being one of the most exciting episodes in history, the Second Punic War (218–201 BC) was a decisive chapter in Rome’s emergence as a great power. The Romans had defeated Carthage in the First Punic War, capturing Sicily and Sardinia. Hannibal was just nine when his father Hamilcar had made him swear enmity to Rome on a sacrificial altar. Soon after succeeding his father as commander of the army, Hannibal invaded Spain, and continued through southern France towards the foothills of the Alps to fulfil his destiny as avenger. The Romans, hardly able to believe the audacity of their foe, incurred terrible losses at the battle of Lake Trasimene and at Cannae, but a fatal mistake on Hannibal's part would lead to his eventual downfall. This Folio Society edition includes newly commissioned photography and an introduction by historian and novelist Alessandro Barbero.

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