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Hannibal's oath - the life and wars of Rome's greatest enemy
John Prevas
Da Capo Press
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According to ancient sources, Hannibal was only nine years old when his father dipped the small boy's hand in blood and made him swear eternal hatred of Rome. Whether the story is true or not, it is just one of hundreds of legends that have appeared over the centuries about this enigmatic military genius who challenged Rome for mastery of the ancient world.

In this new biography, historian John Prevas reveals the truth behind the myths of Hannibal's life, wars, and character- from his childhood in Carthage to his training in military camps in Spain, crossing of the Alps, spectacular victories in Italy, humiliating defeat in the North African desert, banishment from Carthage, and suicide. Hannibal's Oath is an epic account of a monumental figure in history.

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John Prevas is a New York Times bestselling author and is considered one of the leading experts on Hannibal. He has given presentations at Princeton, Rutgers, Vassar, Stanford, and Meridian House International in Washington, DC. He has participated in a documentary on Hannibal filmed in the Alps by the BBC and the National Geographic Society, and he has spoken on Hannibal as a leadership figure at a meeting of United Nations ambassadors in New York and at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. He has appeared on the History Channel, CNN, NPR, C-Span's Book Talk, and Fox News. He lives in Florida.

Keyword Index
Punic War, 2nd, 218-201 B.C.|Generals - Tunisia - Carthage (Extinct city) - Biography.|Rome - History - Republic, 265-30 B.C.|Carthage (Extinct city) - History.
Number of Pages
xxiii, 287 , 16 unnumbered of plates
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