Lake Trasimene 217 BC

Ambush and annihilation of a Roman army

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Lake Trasimene 217 BC

Ambush and annihilation of a Roman army

Description

Following Hannibal's crushing victory at the battle of the Trebbia, the reeling Roman Republic sent a new army under the over-confident consul Caius Flaminius to destroy the Carthaginian invaders – unbeknownst to him they were ready and waiting. The destruction of the Roman force at Lake Trasimene firmly established Hannibal as one of the Ancient World's greatest commanders thanks to his use of innovative tactics, including the first recorded use of a turning movement. The Romans would not send another major army to confront him until the battle of Cannae in 216 BC.

This new study, based on recent archaeological work on the battlefield itself, tells the full story of one of Hannibal's greatest victories with the help of maps, full-colour illustrations, and detailed sections on the make-up of the armies and their commanders.

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign Chronology Opposing commanders Opposing armies Orders of battle Opposing plans The campaign Aftermath The battlefields today Further reading Index

Product details

Published Jan 26 2017
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472816320
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 35 b/w; 47 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 303
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Nic Fields

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist b…

Illustrator

Donato Spedaliere

Donato Spedaliere was born in Switzerland and move…

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