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Author Nepos, Cornelius, author.

Uniform Title Vitae excellentium imperatorum. Selections
Title Cornelius Nepos, Life of Hannibal : Latin text, notes, maps, illustrations and vocabulary / Bret Mulligan.

Publication Info. Cambridge, UK : Open Book Publishers, [2015]


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (x, 156 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series [Classics textbooks, 2054-2445 ; v. 5]
Classics textbooks ; v. 5. 2054-2445
Note Issued in print and electronic formats.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Language Text in Latin; introductory material, notes and translation in English.
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgements -- List of Illustrations -- 1. Life of Nepos. Historical Context ; Works of Nepos ; The Lives of Famous Men ; The Lives of Foreign Commanders ; Other Works ; Reputation in Antiquity and Beyond ; Friendships and Social Context ; The Caecilii Metelli ; Atticus and Cicero ; Catullus -- 2. Reading Nepos. Four Favorite Constructions ; Three Key Words ; Why Write Biography? ; Nepos and Non-Roman Cultures ; The Biographical Tradition in Greece and Rome ; Nepos' Audience -- 3. Historical Context and Hannibal. Early History of Carthage ; First Punic War (264-241 BC) ; Between the Wars ; Second Punic War (218-203 BC) ; Aftermath ; Hannibal ; Evaluating Hannibal -- Bibliography -- Chronology of Hannibal's Life -- Text of Nepos' Life of Hannibal -- Notes -- Full Vocabulary for Nepos' Life of Hannibal and Prologus to the Lives of Outstanding Commanders.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Open Book Publishers website ; viewed on 2020-03-24).
Summary Trebia. Trasimene. Cannae. With three stunning victories, Hannibal humbled Rome and nearly shattered its empire. Even today Hannibal's brilliant, if ultimately unsuccessful, campaign against Rome during the Second Punic War (218-202 BC) make him one of history's most celebrated military leaders. This biography by Cornelius Nepos (c. 100-27 BC) sketches Hannibal's life from the time he began traveling with his father's army as a young boy, through his sixteen-year invasion of Italy and his tumultuous political career in Carthage, to his perilous exile and eventual suicide in the East. As Rome completed its bloody transition from dysfunctional republic to stable monarchy, Nepos labored to complete an innovative and influential collection of concise biographies. Putting aside the detailed, chronological accounts of military campaigns and political machinations that characterized most writing about history, Nepos surveyed Roman and Greek history for distinguished men who excelled in a range of prestigious occupations. In the exploits and achievements of these illustrious men, Nepos hoped that his readers would find models for the honorable conduct of their own lives. Although most of Nepos' works have been lost, we are fortunate to have his biography of Hannibal. Nepos offers a surprisingly balanced portrayal of a man that most Roman authors vilified as the most monstrous foe that Rome had ever faced. Nepos' straightforward style and his preference for common vocabulary make Life of Hannibal accessible for those who are just beginning to read continuous Latin prose, while the historical interest of the subject make it compelling for readers of every ability. This book contain embedded audio files of the original text read aloud by Christopher Francese.-- Publisher.
Subject Hannibal, 247 B.C.-182 B.C.
Nepos, Cornelius -- Criticism and interpretation.
Nepos, Cornelius. (OCoLC)fst00001112
Hannibal, 247 B.C.-182 B.C. (OCoLC)fst01822775
Rome -- Histiry -- Republic, 265-30 B.C.
Carthage (Extinct city) -- History.
Ancient history: to c 500 CE.
Classical history -- classical civilisation.
Classical texts New.
History: earliest times to present day.
Literature and literary studies.
Translation and interpretation.
Punic wars. (OCoLC)fst01084102
Rome (Empire) (OCoLC)fst01204885
Tunisia -- Carthage (Extinct city) (OCoLC)fst01896920
Chronological Term 265-30 B.C.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Textbooks. (OCoLC)fst01423863
Added Author Mulligan, Bret.
Other Form: Print version: Mulligan, Bret. Cornelius Nepos, life of Hannibal : Latin text, notes, maps, illustrations and vocabulary. Cambridge, England : Open Book Publishers, 2015 9781783741335
ISBN 9781783741335
9781783741342 (e-book)
1783741341 (e-book)
9781783741359 (electronic bk.)
178374135X (electronic bk.)
9781783741366 (electronic bk.)
1783741368 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.11647/OBP.0068 doi
AU@ 000066974149
AU@ 000066533040
UKMGB 017613823
GBVCP 865770719
GBVCP 843797983

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