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В книге подробно анализируется битва при Каннах - крупнейшее сражение Второй Пунической войны, произошедшее 2 августа 216 до н. э. около городка Канны в Апулии на юго-востоке Италии, в ходе которой карфагенская армия Ганнибала нанесла сокрушительное поражение превосходящей её по численности римской армии . Это сражение и сегодня является одним из наиболее ярких примеров тактического мастерства в военной истории, а также входит в число тридцати самых кровопролитных сражений во всей человеческой истории, так как за один день погибло приблизительно 60 000-70 000 римлян и около 10 000 карфагенян. Даются подробные сведения о составе и численности армий противников, вооружении, тактике, топографии места сражения и т.д.Образцы сканов:

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Polybius makes no attempt to explain why the Romans adopted their peculiarly deep formation, and is content simply to narrate how the Romans blundered unthinkingly into the Carthaginian trap. This is not surprising as most of the Roman combatants were either killed in the battle or unaware of what exactly was going on around them. The Carthaginian source is uncertain. Sosylos and Silenos are obvious possibilities, while Delbrück suggests that Polybius may have relied on Fabius, who could in turn have derived his material from Carthaginian prisoners or deserters, perhaps even the Liby-Phoenician commander Muttines (Delbrück, 1990 [1920], p.

3–28a; Walbank, 1957, pp. 2–3). He believed that generalship could be learned through studying military accounts (Polyb. 30 20 THE ROAD TO CANNAE What sort of problems was Polybius likely to have encountered during his investigations? In the first place, even the youngest surviving participants in the battle of Cannae must have been in their late sixties, if not considerably older, by the time he interviewed them. After all, he had almost certainly not commenced researching his work until some time after his deportation to Rome, fifty-one years after Hannibal’s passage through the Alps.

7), while avoiding any analysis of the Roman tactics. Polybius makes no attempt to explain why the Romans adopted their peculiarly deep formation, and is content simply to narrate how the Romans blundered unthinkingly into the Carthaginian trap. This is not surprising as most of the Roman combatants were either killed in the battle or unaware of what exactly was going on around them. The Carthaginian source is uncertain. Sosylos and Silenos are obvious possibilities, while Delbrück suggests that Polybius may have relied on Fabius, who could in turn have derived his material from Carthaginian prisoners or deserters, perhaps even the Liby-Phoenician commander Muttines (Delbrück, 1990 [1920], p.

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