The first punic war was fought between carthage and rome between 264 and 241 bce, largely over control of sicily the longest continuous war in history up to that time was fought on the island, at sea, and in north africa with both sides enjoying victories and suffering near-catastrophic defeats. Goldsworthy, a (2003b) the punic wars london hoyos, d (2003) hannibal's dynasty: power and politics in the western mediterranean 247–183 bc london lancel, s (1995) carthage london lazenby, j f (1978) hannibal's war: a military history of the second punic war warminster lazenby, j f (1996) the first. Lazenby's classic work is now available once more it gathers together research in many detailed fields, and in particular by analysis of ancient sources, attempts to ascertain what actually happened in those momentous eighteen years during which rome and carthage struggled for mastery of the mediterranean, clashing. First punic war 264–241 bce second first punic war use evidence to support your response activity the carthaginians retreated to the west of sicily to protect their cities there while the romans historian john f lazenby claims that, 'in a slogging match, rome could simply outslog carthage' what. Vienna, va lazenby, john f the first punic war: a military history stanford, c a stanford university press publication date: april 1996 john lazenby of newcastle upon tyne has written a detailed narrative of the first punic war using polybios's histories as a skeleton lazenby fills in the historical gaps with later. The end the land operations in sicily and africa became almost irrelevant the decisive battle of the war took place off western sicily crucial because it rendered unsustainable the seven-year hold hamilcar had on the last of the carthaginian bases on the island 117 j f lazenby the first punic war page. 7 results hannibal's war: a military history of the second punic war £1349 paperback spartan army (stackpole military history) £1334 paperback the peloponnesian war (warfare and history) £3000 paperback the first punic war £2054 paperback the spartan army (stackpole military history series) by j f.
In the first punic war: a military history, j f lazenby reconstructs the war that first took rome beyond the boundaries of italy important though it was, that conflict was very inadequately chronicled, and the gaps in our knowledge are chasms professor lazenby's study, the first modern account in english, sheds as much. Polybius histories book 1 treats the first punic war the second punic war and the simultaneous conflicts in the east are treated in books 3–15 carthage: a history oxford university press lazenby, j f 1998 hannibal's war: a military history of the second punic war university of oklahoma press preview available. Roman livy (titus livius, ca 59–ca 17) polybius' long history is only partly preserved but covers the first war and much of the second, while of livy's even longer work we have the second punic war complete livy used polybius as one of his own sources, with less historical expertise but matchless literary skill among.
According to jf lazenby, author of the first punic war, to rome, wars ended when the republic dictated its terms to a defeated enemy to carthage, wars ended with a negotiated settlement at the end of the first punic war, rome won a new province, sicily, and began to look further (this made the. Hannibal's use of elephants in the second punic war, refutes the conten- tion that hannibal was this means that carthaginian elephants were first captured and trained “at least two or three decades earlier 42 see j f lazenby, hannibal's war: a military history of the second punic war (warminster.
J f lazenby, hannibal's war: a military history of the second punic war warminster: aris and phillips, 1978 pp xiii + 340, 9 pls, 21 maps - volume 70 - j w rich. The carthaginian cavalry and elephants retreated in good order, but the infantry was slaughtered71 polybius, however, places 67 ibid, 129 68 lazenby, jf the first punic war stanford university press, 1996 100 69 ibid, 130 70 how mercenaries came to be assembled here, when the previously mentioned force was. The first punic war a military history j f lazenby professor of ancient history university of newcastle upon tyne o routledge $ taylor & francis group london and new york.
57 lazenby, j f the first punic war: a military history stanford: stanford university press, 1996 p 52 58 lazenby p 67-8 59 lazenby p 73-9 60 lazenby p 98 61 lazenby p 116 62 lazenby, john f 2004 “rome and carthage” in the cambridge companion to the roman republic, edited by hariet i flower, p 234-5.
The first punic war is a prime candidate for a digital spatial narrative project the influential work of the annales school has shown the impact of geography on 2015 mastering the west: rome and carthage at war oxford: oxford university press lazenby, jf 1996 the first punic war stanford, ca: stanford up. And indeed, it lasted almost a quarter of a century and probably, a million people lost their lives in the end, rome had conquered the island of sicily, and had become a mediterranean superpower, but to achieve victory, the romans had been forced to reinvent themselves: they had learned to wage war at.
Xanthippus was a spartan mercenary general hired by the carthaginians to aid in their war against the romans during the first punic war he trained carthaginian soldiers and led them into the battle of tunis, where carthaginian forces routed the roman expeditionary force and captured the roman consul marcus atilius. Punic wars: war and peace between carthage and rome affected phoenicians and africa, hannibal barca, peaceful phoenician society, paper by sanford holst. The first punic warby jf lazenby, stanford university press, palo alto,calif, 1996, $45 (hardcover), $1795 (softcover) the first punic war was rome's first overseas war it was also history's first “world war,” lasting a quarter century (264- 241 bc) and involving major powers battling by land and sea over a wide. Hamilcar commanded the carthaginian land forces in sicily from 247 bc to 241 bc, during the latter stages of the first punic war he kept his army intact and led a successful guerrilla war against the romans in sicily hamilcar retired to carthage after the peace treaty in 241 bc, following the defeat of carthage when the.