The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Robert L. O'Connell
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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the roles of Polybius of Megalopolis and Titius Livius in recounting the history of the Battle of Cannae.

Essay Topic 2

Examine the three assembled bodies in Rome, and discuss how they governed and influenced war.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Aristotle's conclusions regarding the Carthaginian government.

Essay Topic 4

Compare the cities of Rome and Carthage, examining their similarities and differences.

Essay Topic 5

Discuss Hannibal's background and leadership and compare his strategies to that of Alexander the Great.

Essay Topic 6

Discuss the history of the Roman legion and its structure.

Essay Topic 7

Examine the role that religion and sacrifice had for the Romans and Carthaginians.

Essay Topic 8

Discuss the background of Publius Scipio, and compare him to Roman military leaders who proceeded him.

Essay Topic 9

Discuss Hasdrubal Barca and Hannibal, and compare and contrast their strategies.

Essay Topic 10

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