By Gregory Daly,

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On a hot and dusty summer's day in 216 BC, the forces of the Carthaginian general Hannibal faced the Roman army in a dramatic encounter at Cannae. Massively outnumbered, the Carthaginians nevertheless won an astonishing victory - one that left more than 50,000 men dead.
Gregory Daly's enthralling study considers…

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The Battle of Cannae is one of the most famous of the ancient world. This is such an amazing read – it is helpful to understand and get background for Hannibal and the battle of Cannae itself, what it might have felt like to be in it. Also, the whole context of the key battle of the Second Punic War is deeply researched and perfect if you want more about these key factors.  

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