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Episode 40 - The Delayer: Part II The Layman's Historian

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Following Hannibal's daring escape from Campania, Fabius's reputation in Rome lay in shambles. Subsequent victories by the Scipios in Spain and the fierce rhetoric of Fabius's lieutenant Minucius at last succeeded in having Minucius appointed as co-equal commander of the Roman army. Undeterred by this humiliation, Fabius continued in his single-minded determination to preserve Rome's army. That selflessness would save Rome from another near disaster when Minucius predictably fell into Hannibal's cunning trap.


Recommended further reading:



The Histories by Polybius


Hannibal's War by Titus Livius


A Companion to the Punic Wars (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World) Edited by Dexter Hoyos


Hannibal's Dynasty by Dexter Hoyos


Carthage Must Be Destroyed by Richard Miles


Implacable Enemies: The Barcid Armies at War by Karwansary Publishers


Clash of the Colossi: The First Punic War by Karwansary Publishers


Link to the Episode 40 page on the Layman's Historian website


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Following Hannibal's daring escape from Campania, Fabius's reputation in Rome lay in shambles. Subsequent victories by the Scipios in Spain and the fierce rhetoric of Fabius's lieutenant Minucius at last succeeded in having Minucius appointed as co-equal commander of the Roman army. Undeterred by this humiliation, Fabius continued in his single-minded determination to preserve Rome's army. That selflessness would save Rome from another near disaster when Minucius predictably fell into Hannibal's cunning trap.


Recommended further reading:



The Histories by Polybius


Hannibal's War by Titus Livius


A Companion to the Punic Wars (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World) Edited by Dexter Hoyos


Hannibal's Dynasty by Dexter Hoyos


Carthage Must Be Destroyed by Richard Miles


Implacable Enemies: The Barcid Armies at War by Karwansary Publishers


Clash of the Colossi: The First Punic War by Karwansary Publishers


Link to the Episode 40 page on the Layman's Historian website


Subscribe or leave a review on iTunes or Spotify


Leave a like or comment on the Facebook page


Follow on Twitter.


Contact me directly through email


 


 

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