The life of Hannibal, one of the greatest military leaders in history who brought a hundred thousand soldiers and their elephants across the Alps to defeat the Romans.
With a new introduction, comes the story of Hannibal, often regarded as a successor to the mantle of Alexander the Great, at a time when Carthage, in North Africa, and Rome were rivals for land and power across the Mediterranean sea. A masterful tactician, a resourceful planner and courageous general, Hannibal famously crossed the Alps with a vast army of 100,000 soldiers and their elephants to make his mark on history, winning a series of battles across the Roman territories, holding much of Italy for over 15 years without ever quite overthrowing the Roman Republic.
FLAME TREE 451: From myth to mystery, the supernatural to horror, fantasy and science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic.
About the Author
Lindsay Powell is a historian and writer on commanders and campaigns in the Roman Empire and ancient history. His critically acclaimed books include Augustus at War, Germanicus, Marcus Agrippa and Bar Kokhba. He is news editor of Ancient Warfare and Ancient History magazines. A graduate of Aston University, England, he lives in Austin, Texas.
Jake Jackson has written, edited and contributed to over 20 books on mythology and folklore. Related works include studies of Babylonian creation myths, the philosophy of time and William Blake's use of mythology in his visionary literature.