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The Resource Rome seizes the trident : the defeat of Carthaginian seapower and the forging of the Roman Empire, Marc G. DeSantis

Rome seizes the trident : the defeat of Carthaginian seapower and the forging of the Roman Empire, Marc G. DeSantis

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Rome seizes the trident : the defeat of Carthaginian seapower and the forging of the Roman Empire
Title
Rome seizes the trident
Title remainder
the defeat of Carthaginian seapower and the forging of the Roman Empire
Statement of responsibility
Marc G. DeSantis
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Seapower played a greater part in ancient empire building than is often appreciated. The Punic Wars, especially the first, were characterized by massive naval battles. The Romans did not even possess a navy of their own when war broke out between them and the Carthaginians in Sicily in 264 B.C. Prior to that, the Romans had relied upon several South Italian Greek cities to provide ships in the same way as its other allies provided soldiers to serve with the legions. The Romans were nevertheless determined to acquire a navy that could challenge that of Carthage. They used a captured galley as a model, reverse engineered it, and constructed hundreds of copies. The Romans used this new navy to wrench maritime superiority from the Carthaginians, most notably at the Battle of Ecnomus where they prevailed through the use of novel tactics. Although not decisive on its own, Rome's new found naval power was, as Marc De Santis shows, a vital component in their ultimate victory in each of the three Punic Wars
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DeSantis, Marc G
Dewey number
359.30937
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG214.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Rome
  • Sea-power
  • Punic wars
  • Military art and science
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Military art and science
  • Punic wars
  • Sea-power
  • Rome (Empire)
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Rome seizes the trident : the defeat of Carthaginian seapower and the forging of the Roman Empire, Marc G. DeSantis
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-245) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Part I: Breaking Carthage -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Sources -- Chapter 2: The Contestants -- Chapter 3: Sicily: Theatre of War, History of Blood -- Chapter 4: War at Sea in the Age of the War Galley -- Chapter 5: Breaking Athens: A Case Study -- Part II: The First Punic War -- Chapter 6: Trouble at the Toe of Italy -- Chapter 7: Opening Moves -- Chapter 8: Mylae, 260 BC: Rome's Fleet Sails in Harm's Way -- Chapter 9: After Mylae -- Chapter 10: Ecnomus, 256 BC -- Chapter 11: The Battle of Cape Hermaeum, 255 BC -- Chapter 12: Rome Tries Again -- Chapter 13: Drepana, 249 BC -- Chapter 14: The Debut of Hamilcar Barca -- Chapter 15: Endgame: The Battle of the Aegates Islands, 241 BC -- Chapter 16: Peace -- Chapter 17: Was Seapower Worth The Cost? -- Part III: Conflicts Between the Wars -- Chapter 18: Illyria and Gaul -- Chapter 19: The Mercenary Revolt 240-238 BC -- Part IV: Strangling Carthage -- Chapter 20: The Second Punic War, 218-202 BC -- Chapter 21: A Second War with Carthage -- Chapter 22: Hannibal in Italy -- Chapter 23: Holding the Line in the Adriatic: The War with Macedonia -- Chapter 24: Sicily and Sardinia -- Chapter 25: Carthage's Spanish Ulcer -- Chapter 26: Africa -- Chapter 27: Seapower in the Second Punic War -- Part V: Destroying Carthage -- Chapter 28: Roman Naval Operations in the East -- Chapter 29: A Third War with Carthage -- Conclusion -- Notes and References -- Bibliography
Control code
951434658
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 253 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473879904
Lccn
2016429094
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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b206d5d8-2065-4d1c-8862-f4e9870d1eb2
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not applicable
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remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951434658
Label
Rome seizes the trident : the defeat of Carthaginian seapower and the forging of the Roman Empire, Marc G. DeSantis
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-245) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Part I: Breaking Carthage -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Sources -- Chapter 2: The Contestants -- Chapter 3: Sicily: Theatre of War, History of Blood -- Chapter 4: War at Sea in the Age of the War Galley -- Chapter 5: Breaking Athens: A Case Study -- Part II: The First Punic War -- Chapter 6: Trouble at the Toe of Italy -- Chapter 7: Opening Moves -- Chapter 8: Mylae, 260 BC: Rome's Fleet Sails in Harm's Way -- Chapter 9: After Mylae -- Chapter 10: Ecnomus, 256 BC -- Chapter 11: The Battle of Cape Hermaeum, 255 BC -- Chapter 12: Rome Tries Again -- Chapter 13: Drepana, 249 BC -- Chapter 14: The Debut of Hamilcar Barca -- Chapter 15: Endgame: The Battle of the Aegates Islands, 241 BC -- Chapter 16: Peace -- Chapter 17: Was Seapower Worth The Cost? -- Part III: Conflicts Between the Wars -- Chapter 18: Illyria and Gaul -- Chapter 19: The Mercenary Revolt 240-238 BC -- Part IV: Strangling Carthage -- Chapter 20: The Second Punic War, 218-202 BC -- Chapter 21: A Second War with Carthage -- Chapter 22: Hannibal in Italy -- Chapter 23: Holding the Line in the Adriatic: The War with Macedonia -- Chapter 24: Sicily and Sardinia -- Chapter 25: Carthage's Spanish Ulcer -- Chapter 26: Africa -- Chapter 27: Seapower in the Second Punic War -- Part V: Destroying Carthage -- Chapter 28: Roman Naval Operations in the East -- Chapter 29: A Third War with Carthage -- Conclusion -- Notes and References -- Bibliography
Control code
951434658
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 253 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473879904
Lccn
2016429094
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b206d5d8-2065-4d1c-8862-f4e9870d1eb2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951434658

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