Hannibal's Dynasty: Power and Politics in the Western Mediterranean, 247-183 BC




Author: Dexter Hoyos
Type: eBook
Date Released: 2003
Format: pdf
Language: English
Page Count: 288
Isbn10 Code: 041529911X
Isbn13 Code: 9780415299114


Review Although Hannibal's Dynasty naturally revolves to a great extent about the life and campaigns of the great Carthaginian commander, the theme of the volume is much broader, focusing on the influence of the so-called Barcid family and their kinsmen on the politics of Carthage and the Mediterranean world during the third century before the Christian era. Hoyos presents a balanced view of Romano-punic relations, providing a more nuanced look at the politics and motivations of prominent leaders on both sides than is usually the case in works on the project, and has some fresh appraisals of the military skills of Hannibal and a host of other generals at the same time..