Revision and Reconstruction in the Punic Wars: Cannae Revisited

By Yozan D. Mosig and Imene Belhassen.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This paper attempts to expose the revisionism in Polybius's and Titus Livius's accounts of the second Punic War and to reconstruct what actually happened in the battle of Cannae.

Keywords: Historical Revisionism, Hannibal, Punic Wars, Cannae, Polybius, Titus Livius, Historical Reconstruction

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.103-110. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.825MB).

Prof. Yozan D. Mosig

Dr. Mosig has published numerous articles in psychological and literary journals, as well as a book on the New England fantaisiste H. P. Lovecraft. He has received the Robert Bloch Award from the New England Lovecraft Society for his research, as well as the Pratt-Heins Award in Scholarship from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He is currently conducting research on the Punic Wars and the life and personality of Hannibal Barca (247-183 B.C.E.), the great Carthaginian general who led an army (with 37 elephants) over the Alps to invade Italy and defeated the Romans in a series of battles (including the one at Cannae, on August 2, 216 B.C.E., widely regarded as the most brilliant military victory in history).

Imene Belhassen

Fulbright Scholar from Tunisia and Graduate Assistant at the University of Nebraska at Kearney since 2004.


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