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Carthaginian Warrior 264-146 BC
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By the time of the outbreak of the First Carthaginian War, Carthage controlled the whole coast of northern Africa from Cyrenaica to the Atlantic. At first, the nucleus of the Carthaginian armies was made up of citizens in arms, backed up by levies from tributary allies, and foreign mercenaries who over time would become the backbone of these armies. This book explores the heterogeneous mixture of races of the Carthaginian forces that clashed with Rome, and discusses their clothing, equipment and weaponry. It details their tactical deployment and covers the campaign experiences of the great general Hannibal, who inflicted a number of massive defeats on Rome at Lake Trasimene (217 BC) and Cannae (216 BC), before his eventual defeat at the battle of Zama in 202 BC.
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Dr. Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the military, he went back to University and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School at Athens, Greece, and then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. Nic is now a freelance author and researcher based in south-west France.

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"Through the use of detailed historical references this book give in-depth analysis of the Carthaginian warrior's daily life, from the experiences of his initial recruitment to his final battle ... The author includes archival photographs and vivid illustrations, plus specially commissioned full-color artwork depicting the soldiers, their equipment, uniforms and battle scenes." --www.mataka.org (November 2010) "The author, Nic Fields, is a PhD in Ancient History and writes an interesting and concise history of the time." --Greater Games Industry (Spring 2011)

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