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The Resource Hannibal : a Hellenistic life, Eve MacDonald

Hannibal : a Hellenistic life, Eve MacDonald

Label
Hannibal : a Hellenistic life
Title
Hannibal
Title remainder
a Hellenistic life
Statement of responsibility
Eve MacDonald
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hannibal lived a life of incredible feats of daring and survival, massive military engagements, and ultimate defeat. A citizen of Carthage and military commander in Punic Spain, he famously marched his war elephants and huge army over the Alps into Rome's own heartland to fight the Second Punic War. Yet the Romans were the ultimate victors. They eventually captured and destroyed Carthage, and thus it was they who wrote the legend of Hannibal: a brilliant and worthy enemy whose defeat represented military glory for Rome. In this groundbreaking biography Eve MacDonald expands the memory of Hannibal beyond his military feats and tactics. She considers him in the wider context of the society and vibrant culture of Carthage which shaped him and his family, employing archaeological findings and documentary sources not only from Rome but also the wider Mediterranean world of the third century B.C. MacDonald also analyzes Hannibal's legend over the millennia, exploring how statuary, Jacobean tragedy, opera, nineteenth-century fiction, and other depictions illuminate the character of one of the most fascinating military personalities in all of history
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacDonald, Eve
Dewey number
  • 937/.04092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
DG249
LC item number
.M33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hannibal
  • Hannibal
  • Hannibal
  • Generals
  • Punic War, 2nd, 218-201 B.C
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Carthage (Extinct city)
Label
Hannibal : a Hellenistic life, Eve MacDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 332 pages
Isbn
9780300152043
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014035399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn877369633
  • (OCoLC)877369633
Label
Hannibal : a Hellenistic life, Eve MacDonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 332 pages
Isbn
9780300152043
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014035399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn877369633
  • (OCoLC)877369633

Library Locations

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