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A History Of: Hannibal and the Punic Wars is a biweekly biography of everybody's favourite Carthaginian general. We follow Hannibal throughout his campaigns as well as looking at the Punic Wars at large. This is done through a mixture of lecture style episodes as well as more relaxed Let's Talk episodes; in which I invite guests onto the show to talk about Hannibal, Rome, Carthage, the Punic Wars and the ancient world in general. Please note, I have recently upgraded my recording equipment and am updating the back-catalogue. Presently episodes 4 through 17 need to be re-recorded; so bear with me.

Hannibal and the Punic Wars Jamie Redfern

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7, 6 Ratings

A History Of: Hannibal and the Punic Wars is a biweekly biography of everybody's favourite Carthaginian general. We follow Hannibal throughout his campaigns as well as looking at the Punic Wars at large. This is done through a mixture of lecture style episodes as well as more relaxed Let's Talk episodes; in which I invite guests onto the show to talk about Hannibal, Rome, Carthage, the Punic Wars and the ancient world in general. Please note, I have recently upgraded my recording equipment and am updating the back-catalogue. Presently episodes 4 through 17 need to be re-recorded; so bear with me.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Nigel Robert ,

GreAT

GREAT

DickoF ,

A Good Listen

Really enjoying this series. The Punic Wars were the times when Republican Rome was most threatened. This history exposes the weaknesses of the Roman system at the time and the utter ruthlessness in which it carried out its external policies. (Also its ability to suffer horrific losses without seriously considering suing for peace.)
No accident that Hannibal is still regarded as one of history's great Generals -a remarkable feat when it is considered that only (biased) Roman accounts of the period remain.
I find Jamie Redfern easy to listen to, although to some his presentation may seem a little slow and deliberate. I am thinking of trying his Alexander Series next.

oreilles de l'histoire ,

Excellent Podcast

Subscribe to this podcast - essential historical information.
Well researched, well constructed, well presented - very enjoyable and interesting episodes. There is so much more to know than the elephants crossing the Alps. Thanks again to Jamie Redfern.

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