Lake Trasimene 217 BC: Ambush and annihilation of a Roman army (Campaign) (Paperback)

Lake Trasimene 217 BC: Ambush and annihilation of a Roman army (Campaign) By Nic Fields, Donato Spedaliere (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nic Fields, Donato Spedaliere (Illustrator)
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Following Hannibal's crushing victory at the battle of the Trebbia, the reeling Roman Republic sent a new army under the over-confident consul Gaius Flaminius to destroy the Carthaginian invaders--unbeknownst to him they were ready and waiting. The destruction of the Roman force at Lake Trasimene firmly established Hannibal as one of the Ancient World's greatest commanders thanks to his use of innovative tactics, including the first recorded use of a turning movement. The Romans would not send another major army to confront him until the battle of Cannae in 216 BC.

This new study, based on recent archaeological work on the battlefield itself, tells the full story of one of Hannibal's greatest victories with the help of maps, full-color illustrations, and detailed sections on the makeup of the armies and their commanders.

About the Author

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 in 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.

Donato Spedaliere was born in Switzerland and moved to Italy. He served as a paratrooper in the
Italian Army and studied at Belle Arti in Florence. As a 2D artist, he is a professional illustrator for
publishers and museums; as a 3D artist he has worked on complex projects with archaeologists,
architects and military institutions. He can be contacted at:

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472816313
ISBN-10: 1472816315
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: January 24th, 2017
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Campaign