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Rome spreads her wings

Sampson, Gareth C.2016
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The two decades between the end of the First Punic War and the beginning of the Second represent a key period in the development of Rome's imperial ambitions, both within Italy and beyond. Within Italy, Rome faced an invasion of Gauls from Northern Italy, which threatened the very existence of the Roman state. This war culminated at the Battle of Telamon & the final Roman victory against the Gauls of Italy, giving Rome control of the peninsula up to the Alps for the first time in her history. Yet this period is often treated as nothing more than an intermission between the two better known Punic Wars, with each Roman campaign being made seemingly in anticipation of a further conflict with Carthage. This work seeks to view these wars in their own right, analyse how close Rome came to being defeated in Italy and asses the importance of thesedecades as a key period in the foundation of Rome's future empire.
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Rome spreads her wings / Gareth Sampson.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2016.
224 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
9781783030552 (hbk)
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