Hannibal and the Punic Wars (Warhammer Historical: Ancient by Allen E. Curtis

By Allen E. Curtis

Hannibal Barca was once the main recognized basic of his age. firstly of the second one Punic struggle, opposed to all odds, he marched his military over mountain levels and took at the Roman Republic; the mightiest empire of the traditional global. He received recognized victory after well-known victory and campaigned in his enemy's fatherland for 15 years.This sourcebook features a whole ancient evaluate of the interval, taking within the 3 wars that Rome fought with the North African urban of Carthage with descriptions of the forces concerned.

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C. (Raczky, Hertelendi, and Horvath 1993: 43), demonstrating that the Nagyrev component at the tell was actually contemporary with the main Maros occupation. Foltiny's third phase was characterized by a number of "baroque" vessel forms. Vessels of both one- and two-handled types were present, but the handles now arched high above the vessel rim (ansa lunata form) or were up flaring in a style sometimes termed Kantharos (d. Bona 1975). These distinctive handle styles occurred not only on liquid containers, but also occaSionally on bowls.

Thus, while a baroque style vessel can confidently be assigned to the Late Maros phases, "early style" finewares, occurring alone, cannot be assigned unambiguously to either phase. While the distribution of carbon dates suggests the possible existence of a tripartite division of Maros phases, for the purposes of this analysis, the phasing is collapsed into an Early and a Late phase. 1. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. 02 [Stuiver and Reimer 1993)). The calibrated values vary slightly from the previously published dates (O'Shea 1991), reflecting the newer calibration sequence.

Present-day political boundaries are also shown. The Great Hungarian Plain, as a whole, is the product of Tertiary Age downfaulting, but the landscape of southeastern Hungary has largely been detennined by the Holocene evolution of the Tisza-Maros-Koros drainage system (Sherratt 1982). Until modern times, the river systems were characterized by very low gradients and frequent flooding, which covered much of the region with thick fans of redeposited loess. The resulting landscape is extremely flat and often poorly drained, but with gentle undulations of higher ground that served as a magnet to human settlement throughout prehiStory The Tisza-Maros angle fits the general pattern described above.

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