The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Robert L. O'Connell
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Chapter Abstracts

* Chapter 1 describes Polybius of Megalopolis who crossed the Alps to look at the scene Hannibal saw 73 years previous.

* Polybius' goal was to write books about the obscure city-state.

* Polybius recalled Cannae, which took place on August 2, 216 B.C.

* 48,000 Romans died at Cannae.

* Publius Cornelius Scipio survived.

* The author addressed the question of why the battle is a learning tool.

* Knowledge about the battle is limited and is largely focused on opinion.

* There was a tablet with Hannibal's name on it that survived.

* Historians count on literature and speculation.

* Nobody knows the exact spots of the battles because of changes in rivers and construction efforts.

* Parts of the story of Cannae are missing.

* Ancient historians, however, focused heavily on the battles and they were centerpieces of their writings.

* Historians during ancient times had to produce for a largely illiterate audience.

* Polybius was a hostage cavalry man brought...

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