The War with Hannibal 2 vol set
The Second Punic War remains one of the most important and famous military conflicts in the history of the Western World. The combatants, Carthage and Rome, were the two most powerful Mediterranean powers of the time, and their conflict shaped, and made possible, the modern world. Led by the military genius of Hannibal, the Carthaginians came dangerously close to destroying the fledgling republic of Rome, and with it, the nation that would one day give birth to modern Europe and the West, shaping its institutions and ideals. Livy’s account of this great conflict provides an important source to understand this significant event in human history.