For example he says that Hannibal never attacked Rome.
Scipio Africanus, Rome’s Greatest General
Hannibal besieged Rome in B. This army was annihilated at the battle of the Metaurus.
He states that Scipio Aemilianus was adopted by Aemilius Paullus. Aemilianus was the natural son of Aemilius Paullus, he was adopted by the eldest son of Scipio Africanus.
A brief look at the list of Roman Consuls would have told Gabriel that Quintus Fabius Maximus did not acquire the title Maximus due to his accomplishments during the Second Punic war. The name Maximus had been in the family for generations.
Other than these quibbles, the book is well worth reading for both the student of military history and the student of Roman history. Recent Posts Book Review: Identifying the Disease Book Review. He was a professor of history and politics at the U. Gabriel is a former U.
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Army officer and the author of more than forty books including Scipio Africanus: Greater Than Alexander , and Hannibal: He lives in Manchester, New Hampshire. Scipio Africanus, surely the greatest general that Rome produced, suffered both these fates.
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Today scholars celebrate the importance of Hannibal, even though Scipio defeated the legendary general in the Second Punic War The world often misunderstands its greatest men while neglecting others entirely. Today scholars celebrate the importance of Hannibal, even though Scipio defeated the legendary general in the Second Punic War and was the central military figure of his time. In this scholarly and heretofore unmatched military biography of the distinguished Roman soldier, Richard A.
Gabriel establishes Scipio's rightful place in military history as the greater of the two generals.