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Published: 25 June 2009

800 Pages | 5 maps


ISBN: 9780199555970

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Hannibal's War

Books 21-30

Translated by J.C. Yardley and Edited by Dexter Hoyos

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new translation of books 21 to 30 of Livy's famous history, which contains the definitive ancient account of Hannibal's invasion of Italy in 218 BC.
  • The translation is based on the most recent Latin editions and is vivd and elegant while remaining close to Livy's Latin.
  • The notes are far more detailed than any other edition, by a scholar well known for his work on Hannibal and his times.
  • The comprehensive introduction examines Livy, his work, his historical accuracy, his sources, and the course of Hannibal's campaign.
  • The edition includes a glossary of Roman and Carthaginian terms, a chronological table, an index, and a series of detailed maps.
  • The route of Hannibal from the south of Spain over the Alps to Italy is thoroughly discussed in an appendix.