Scipio Africanus

Rome's Greatest General

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Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597979988

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

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The world often misunderstands its greatest men while neglecting others entirely. Scipio Africanus, surely the greatest general that Rome produced, suffered both these fates. Today scholars celebrate the importance of Hannibal, even though Scipio defeated the legendary general in the Second Punic War and was the central military figure of his time. In this scholarly and heretofore unmatched military biography of the distinguished Roman soldier, Richard A. Gabriel establishes Scipio's rightful place in military history as the greater of the two generals. Before Scipio, few Romans would have dreamed of empire, and Scipio himself would have regarded such an ambition as a danger to his beloved republic. And yet, paradoxically, Scipio's victories in Spain and Africa enabled Rome to consolidate its hold over Italy and become the dominant power in the western Mediterranean, virtually ensuring a later confrontation with the Greco-Macedonian kingdoms to the east as well as the empire's expansion into North Africa and the Levant. The Roman imperium was being born, and it was Scipio who had sired it. Gabriel draws upon ancient texts, including those from Livy, Polybius, Diodorus, Silius Italicus, and others, as primary sources and examines all additional material available to the modern scholar in French, German, English, and Italian. His book offers a complete bibliography of all extant sources regarding Scipio's life. The result is a rich, detailed, and contextual treatment of the life and career of Scipio Africanus, one of Rome's greatest generals, if not the greatest of them all.

Hannibal's Last Battle

Zama & the Fall of Carthage

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Author: Brian Todd Carey

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473814812

Category: History

Page: 232

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A “crisply written, well researched . . . superb piece of scholarship about one of the most dramatic and decisive battles in the ancient world” (Journal of Military History). At Zama (in what is now Tunisia) in 202 BC, the armies of two great empires clashed: the Romans under Scipio Africanus and Carthaginians, led by Hannibal. Scipio’s forces would win a decisive, bloody victory that forever shifted the balance of power in the ancient world. Thereafter, Rome became the dominant civilization of the Mediterranean. Here, Brian Todd Carey recounts that battle and the grueling war that led up to it. He offers fascinating insight into the Carthaginian and Roman methods of waging war, their military organizations, equipment, and the tactics the armies employed. He also delivers an in-depth critical assessment of the contrasting qualities and leadership styles of Hannibal and Scipio, the two most celebrated commanders of their age. With vivid prose and detailed maps of the terrains of the time, Hannibal’s Last Battle is an essential text for fans of military history and students of the classical period.

From republic to empire

Scipio Africanus in the Punica of Silius Italicus

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Author: Raymond Marks

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 308

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From Republic to Empire challenges the long-held view that Silius Italicus' Punica is a nostalgic epic and argues that it is, instead, centrally concerned with and fundamentally shaped by the contemporary Flavian world in which it was composed. The epic documents how Rome's Republic took its first steps toward becoming an Empire during the Second Punic War and identifies the leader Scipio Africanus as the critical impetus behind this development: his rise to prominence in the war's later stages brings about a change in Rome's power-structure, a shift toward one-man rule, Scipio's rule, that prefigures and paves the way for the political arrangement under which the poet himself lived, the Principate. In portraying Scipio as a good king and a virtuous princeps, Silius, furthermore, offers the emperor of his own day, Domitian, a leadership-ideal to aspire to and emulate.

Selected Papers

Studies in Greek and Roman History and Historiography

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Author: Frank W. Walbank

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521136808

Category: History

Page: 386

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This volume contains a selection of Professor F. W. Walbank's papers on classical Greco-Roman subjects.

A History of Western Society Volume A, From Antiquity To 1500

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478439416

Category: Education

Page: 83

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Facts101 is your complete guide to A History of Western Society Volume A, From Antiquity To 1500. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Western Civilization, Dolphin Edition

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619068400

Category: Education

Page: 182

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Western Civilization, Dolphin Edition, Volume 1. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Civilization in the West, Penguin Academic Edition, Combined Volume

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467262579

Category: Education

Page: 652

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Civilization in the West, Penguin Academic Edition, Combined Volume. In this book, you will learn topics such as Classical and Hellenistic Greece, 500-100B.C.E, Early Rome and the Roman Republic, 800-146B.C.E, Imperial Rome, 146B.C.E.-192 CE, and The Transformation of the Classical World, 192-500 plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Western Society, A Brief History

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478439033

Category: Education

Page: 90

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Western Society, A Brief History. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Making of the West, Peoples and Cultures, a Concise History, To 1740

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478439351

Category: Education

Page: 397

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Making of the West, Peoples and Cultures, a Concise History, To 1740, Vol. 1. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Invincible

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Author: Diana Palmer

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 1460349768

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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He's everything she fears…and everything she wants Mercenary by name and by nature, Carson is a Lakota Sioux who stays to himself and never keeps women around long enough for anything emotional to develop. But working with his friend Cash Grier on a complex murder investigation provides Carson with another kind of fun—shocking Cash's sweet but traditional secretary, Carlie Blair, with tales of his latest conquests. Then Carlie lands in deep trouble. She saw something she shouldn't have, and now the face of a criminal is stored permanently in her photographic memory…and Carlie is the key piece of evidence that could implicate a popular politician in the murder case. Her only protection is Carson—the man she once despised. But when she learns that Carson is more than just a tough guy, Carlie realizes she's endangered herself further. Because now her only chance to live means losing her heart to the most dangerous kind of man….

Ancient Rome

An Illustrated History

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Author: Marshall Cavendish Reference

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761479338

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 168

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Presents the history of the ancient Rome, from its early days as a republic, to the centuries of the empire founded by Augustus, to its final downfall in the fourth century CE.

Caesarean Birth

The Work of François Rousset in Renaissance France - A New Treatise on Hysterotomotokie Or Caesarian Childbirth

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Author: Thomas Baskett,Ronald Cyr

Publisher: RCOG

ISBN: 1906985340

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 142

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The first English translation of François Rousset's 16th century treatise, which was the first known text to promote the idea of caesarean birth. In addition to the translation, the book contains an introduction by the translator and a commentary by the editor, as well as reproductions of contemporary woodcuts and illustrations.

Medusa's Gaze

The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

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Author: Marina Belozerskaya

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199910820

Category: Art

Page: 312

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The Tazza Farnese is one of the most admired objects from classical antiquity. A libation bowl carved from banded agate, it features Medusa's head on its outside and, inside, an assembly of Egyptian gods. For more than two millennia, these radiant figures have mesmerized emperors and artists, popes and thieves, merchants and museum goers. In this, the first book-length account of this renowned masterpiece, Marina Belozerskaya traces its fascinating journey through history. That it has survived at all is a miracle. The Tazza's origins date back to Ptolemaic Egypt where it likely enhanced the power and prestige of Cleopatra. After her defeat by Emperor Augustus, the bowl began an amazing itinerary along many flashpoints in world history. It likely traveled from Rome to Constantinople. After that city's sack by crusaders in 1204, it returned west to inspire the classical revival at the court of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II at Palermo. The Tazza next graced Tamerlane's court at Samarqand, before becoming an obsession of Renaissance popes and princes. It witnessed the rediscovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the turbulent aftermath of the French Revolution, and the birth of the modern Italian state. Throughout its journey, the Tazza aroused the lust of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Mongol rulers, consoled a heart-broken duchess, inspired artists including Botticelli and Raphael, tempted spies and thieves, and drew the ire of a deranged museum guard who nearly destroyed it. More than a biography of the world's most cherished bowl, Medusa's Gaze is a vivid and delightful voyage through history.

A Companion to Ancient History

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Author: Andrew Erskine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118581539

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 1929

This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to keytopics in the study of ancient history. Examines the forms of evidence, problems, approaches, and majorthemes in the study of ancient history Comprises more than 40 essays, written by leading internationalscholars Moves beyond the primary focus on Greece and Rome with coverageof the various cultures within the ancient Mediterranean Draws on the latest research in the field Provides an essential resource for any student of ancienthistory

Scipio Africanus

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Author: Alexander Acimovic

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595435459

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 179

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Scipio Africanus was one of the greatest generals and statesmen of the Ancient World. When he was 18, he saved his father's life in battle during the Second Punic War and later survived the horrific Roman defeat at Cannae. At the age of 26, he was named Commander-in-Chief of the Roman army in Spain and in 4 years, by daringly storming the city of Cartagena and crushing two Carthaginian armies in battle, conquered almost the entire peninsula for Rome. After returning to Rome, he leveraged popular support to gain command of an army to invade Carthage. Lacking logistical and material support, he welded, trained and armed a battle-hardened army. Landing in Africa, he delivered a stunning defeat to the Carthaginians with a surprise attack by night and fire. After the famed Hannibal Barca returned to defend his homeland, Scipio and his army utterly defeated the Punic general at the Battle of Zama. This book, based on exhaustive research of both ancient and modern sources, describes Scipio's life and career in detail, analyzes his military and political strategies and decisions, and illustrates the timelessness of his leadership skills and far-seeing diplomacy.

The Letterbooks of John Evelyn

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Author: Douglas D.C. Chambers,David Galbraith

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442647868

Category: Diarists

Page: 1236

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Rome

An Empire's Story

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Author: Greg Woolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199972176

Category: History

Page: 384

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The very idea of empire was created in ancient Rome and even today traces of its monuments, literature, and institutions can be found across Europe, the Near East, and North Africa--and sometimes even further afield. In Rome, historian Greg Woolf expertly recounts how this mammoth empire was created, how it was sustained in crisis, and how it shaped the world of its rulers and subjects--a story spanning a millennium and a half of history. The personalities and events of Roman history have become part of the West's cultural lexicon, and Woolf provides brilliant retellings of each of these, from the war with Carthage to Octavian's victory over Cleopatra, from the height of territorial expansion under the emperors Trajan and Hadrian to the founding of Constantinople and the barbarian invasions which resulted in Rome's ultimate collapse. Throughout, Woolf carefully considers the conditions that made Rome's success possible and so durable, covering topics as diverse as ecology, slavery, and religion. Woolf also compares Rome to other ancient empires and to its many later imitators, bringing into vivid relief the Empire's most distinctive and enduring features. As Woolf demonstrates, nobody ever planned to create a state that would last more than a millennium and a half, yet Rome was able, in the end, to survive barbarian migrations, economic collapse and even the conflicts between a series of world religions that had grown up within its borders, in the process generating an image and a myth of empire that is apparently indestructible. Based on new research and compellingly told, this sweeping account promises to eclipse all previously published histories of the empire.