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ISBN: 0415261473
Author: Gregory Daly
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 22, 2002)
Pages: 272
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 228
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Gregory Daly was born in 1975 and went to school at Moyle Park College before studying History and Greek and RomanĀ .

Gregory Daly was born in 1975 and went to school at Moyle Park College before studying History and Greek and Roman Civilization in University College Dublin. Since completing his . itt. in 1999 he has worked as a senior tutor in University College Dublin and taught in the Institute of Education. Fought during the Second Punic War, Hannibal who won this great tactical victory will be forever be remembered by it. This battle set the standard of what we would regard as a total tactical victory on the battlefield.

Background: Over 2000 years ago during the Second Punic War the Carthaginian general Hannibal crossed the Alps and invaded Italy, inflicting a series of majorĀ . This book re-examines the battle of Cannae, where about.

Background: Over 2000 years ago during the Second Punic War the Carthaginian general Hannibal crossed the Alps and invaded Italy, inflicting a series of major defeats on the Romans, culminating in the.

Gregory Daly's enthralling study considers the reasons that led the two armies to the field of battle, and why each followed the course that they did when they got there

Gregory Daly's enthralling study considers the reasons that led the two armies to the field of battle, and why each followed the course that they did when they got there. It explores in detail the composition of the armies, and the tactics and leadership methods of the opposing generals. Finally, by focusing on the experiences of those who fought, Daly gives an unparalleled portrait of the true horror and chaos of ancient warfare.

Finally, by focusing on the experiences of those who fought, Daly gives an unparalleled portrait of the true horror and chaos of ancient warfare.

The Second Punic War (Spring 218 to 201 BC), also referred to as The Hannibalic War and by the Romans the War Against Hannibal, was the second of three Punic Wars between Ancient Carthage and the Roman Republic, with the participation of Greek politi.

The Second Punic War (Spring 218 to 201 BC), also referred to as The Hannibalic War and by the Romans the War Against Hannibal, was the second of three Punic Wars between Ancient Carthage and the Roman Republic, with the participation of Greek polities and Numidian and Iberian forces on both sides. It was one of the deadliest human conflicts of ancient times

Finally, by focusing on the experiences of those who fought, Daly gives an unparalleled portrait of the true horror and chaos of ancient warfare

Finally, by focusing on the experiences of those who fought, Daly gives an unparalleled portrait of the true horror and chaos of ancient warfare. Format Paperback 280 pages.

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Gregory Daly's enthralling study considers the reasons that led the two armies to the field of battle, and why each followed the course that they did when they got there. It explores in detail the composition of the armies, and the tactics and leadership methods of the opposing generals

Gregory Daly's enthralling study considers the reasons that led the two armies to the field of battle, and why each followed the course that they did when they got there.

This book re-examines the battle of Cannae, where about 50,000 Romans and their allies were slaughtered in a morning. That's in the same ballpark as the dead at Nagasaki 60 years ago, or the American dead in Vietnam War. Daly spends a lot of his time looking at equipment, tactics, leadership, in an attempt to discover (despite Polybius' lack of attention) exactly what is likely to have gone on during the battle. He follows with an examination of how the battle is reported to have gone, teasing out some alternatives in interpretation.

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 the reasons that led the two armies to the field of battle, and why each followed the course that they did when they got there. It explores in detail the composition of the armies, and the tactics and leadership methods of the opposing generals. Finally, by focusing on the experiences of those who fought, Daly gives an unparalleled portrait of the true horror and chaos of ancient warfare.This striking and vivid account is the fullest yet of the bloodiest battle in ancient history.

Comments:

Welahza
This is an essential book in the library of any student of military history and particularly those whose interests are on ancient military history. As for the present, essentially all professional military officers are familiar with the Battle of Cannae and are certain to find the analysis in this book rewarding. I have visited Cannae and regret that at that time I did not have Daly's analysis in hand. My stop there would have been far more rewarding if I had. Also well worth reading is Cannae: Hannibal's Greatest Victory (Phoenix Press).
Daigrel
If you are a student of ancient warfare, this is a must read. Together with Livy & Polybius (who are widely quoted throughout the book), this is an essential reference book for a detailed study of one of the greatest battles in antiquity.

The book includes 7-maps and 10-figures that help visualize geography and troop dispositions, however I would have liked a few more of the latter. The Osprey books "Roman Battle Tactics" and "Cannae" can help make up for this. There is excellent coverage of the maniple system as it was in 216, and a decent figure is included here.

The book begins with a general description of Rome and Carthage during this age, followed by a chapter outlining the events that led to the battle. Chapters are dedicated to detailed study of both armies and their command. The final chapter is particularly well done, where Daly takes us into the midst of the battle and delivers a high quality perspective on the experience of both the commanders, and the massive number of troops who fought and died on this terrible day.

While this is essentially a text book, it kept me turning the pages and wanting more. Enjoy.
Delagamand
Battle of Cannae was one of the most complete victories ever won over the famed Roman legions by any of her many opponents. Fought during the Second Punic War, Hannibal who won this great tactical victory will be forever be remembered by it. This battle set the standard of what we would regard as a total tactical victory on the battlefield. Gregory Daly's book goes into considerable details on how this event took places, forces and commanders involved and lay-out of the battle, location, formations and conditions. Daly's put considerable effort into his research and what we have here is a very definitive book on the battle of Cannae. Its also helped that I thought Gregory Daly wrote pretty well, nicely paced and clearly written. Anyone with a slightest interest in this time period should buy this book.
Mejora
Quite good.
But the tactical details on the deployment of Hannibal and Varro/Paullus remain some problems.On the width and depth of the formation of infantry center of both side exists some doubts on the calculations.
Mallador
A lot of valuable information is in this book.
Marige
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and could not put it down. Although the available references for this battle are rather limited (primarily Polybius and Livy) Daly does a masterful job of combing the ancient sources for evidence of what the experience of combat must have been like for the Carthaginians and Romans on that hot day. He uses much of what Victor Hanson has written regarding ancient warfare, John Keegan's analytical framework and considerable thought and insight to weave a "face of battle" picture of the event. The work has great information on the composition and tactics of the armies and a wonderful description of the manipular legion at work. A must read if you are even remotely interested in ancient warfare.
Wild Python
Excellent book. Conclusions did seem to be within Mr Keegan's parameters of probability. Amazon wants me say seven more words, so I have.

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