By B. H. Liddell Hart

Publish yr note: first released 1926

Scipio Africanus (236183 b.c.) was once the most intriguing and dynamic leaders in heritage. As commander, he by no means misplaced a conflict. but it truly is his adversary, Hannibal, who has lived on in public reminiscence.

As B.H. Liddell Hart writes,"Scipio's battles are richer in stratagems and ruses--many nonetheless possible today--than these of the other commander in history." Any army fanatic or historian will locate this to be an soaking up, gripping portrait.

Show description

Read Online or Download Scipio Africanus: Greater Than Napoleon PDF

Best strategy books

Japanese Castles 1540-1640

The panorama of sixteenth- and 17th-century Japan was once ruled by means of the smooth and enforcing castles developed by means of the robust ‘daimyo’ of the interval. during this the main turbulent period in jap historical past, those militarily subtle constructions supplied strongholds for the consolidation and keep watch over of territory, and necessarily they grew to become the point of interest for plenty of of the nice sieges of jap background: Nagashino (1575), Kitanosho (1583), Odawara (1590), Fushimi (1600), Osaka (1615) and Hara (1638), the final of the battles that introduced an finish to a interval of severe civil warfare.

Hadrian's Wall AD 122-410 (Fortress, 2)

Just like the nice wall of china, Hadrian's wall used to be a feat to construct and maintian opposed to marrauding barberians. It used to be breached and rebuilt many time until eventually it turned to some extent the place it may possibly now not lengthy be maintianed. you are going to know about how they lived and policed the wall. If old Rome is you liking, you will love the unique informaiton.

Waffen-SS Panzers The Western Front

In June 1944, the Panzer divisions of the Waffen-SS have been one of the best devices in Hitlers military. With modern images and color maps, this publication tells the tale of the battles they fought from Caen and Villers Bocage to Arnhem and the Ardennes.

Extra info for Scipio Africanus: Greater Than Napoleon

Sample text

12 By 507, Greeks in Asia and on the northern Aegean coast knew the Persian military well. What’s missing is any record of Greeks fighting Persians in the open field. When Cyrus the Great defeated Croesus, king of Lydia, his former Greek subjects fortified their cities. But they did not come out to fight. The Persians built earth mounds against the city walls and captured them one by one, except for Miletus, which had made a treaty with Cyrus earlier, and two others, whose inhabitants abandoned their cities and sailed west.

In the 1960s looters sawed in two the wooden beam on which it was painted (Figure 12). The beam ended up in the Archäologische Staatssammlung in Munich, where it remained largely unnoticed until a German scholar, Lâtife Summerer, rediscovered it. It shows a Persian force, coming from the left, defeating a Scythian force coming from the right. In the center, the Persian commander pulls the Scythian leader forward by his beard as he stabs him in the stomach with a dagger—a stock execution scene in Achaemenid art.

The inconsequential role of Miltiades and therefore an inadequate explanation of why the battle occurred when and where it did. • The absence of the Persian cavalry, despite the fact that Herodotus says the Persians landed at Marathon because it was good cavalry country. 14 I propose to apply two principles when interpreting Herodotus. ” So, for example, when considering whether to believe Herodotus’ statement that Datis had a fleet of 600 ships, we should look at the numbers Herodotus gives for other Persian fleets.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.27 of 5 – based on 18 votes