[ Reading ] ➶ Hannibal Of Carthage Author Mary Dolan – Realestatelawcenter.us

Hannibal Of CarthageSosylos Was A Greek Freedman Who Lived With Hannibal He Wrote A Record Of The March Across The Alps, But His Account Is Lost It Served, However, As A Main Source For Polybius The Greek, Who Wrote About The Hannibalic War Some Forty Eight Years After Cannae And Later Still, Almost Two Hundred Years After That Battle, Titus Livy Wrote A History Of The Same Events, Using Polybius As A Source Livy Differs From Polybius And Polybius, Before Him, Disagreed With Sosylos, For So He Told Us The Reader Is Pursuing Here Than A Brilliant General, Than A Gallant Soldier He Is Pursuing A Much Rarer Incarnation A True Patriot This Book Is Offered As A Tribute To The Courage Of That Patriot It Was Without The Taint, So Seldom Absent, Of A Personal Ambition.

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    I read this book in 1974 I was nearly fourteen It is one of the books that influenced my life, my thinking, and my writing in deep and significant ways The truth is that when I read the book, I took it for granted, and I never listed it among the great books But it stayed with me, and I could not imagine that there was anyone in the world who hadn t read it I took the lessons it taught as a given, much as I assumed that everyone had read the Bible I just didn t think it needed listing.Up until recently, if people asked me what books were influential in my life, I would have answered Atlas Shrugged, The Scarlet Letter, A Tree Grow in Brooklyn, Franny and Zooey, Podkayne of Mars, The Former King, Watership Down And when it came to authors besides those of the books listed above, I would also have added that I admired Rudyard Kipling and Sir Walter Scott and Henryk Sienkiewicz and Victor Hugo.But what about Mary Dolan It s such a common sounding name I didn t even remember it I didn t know or much care who wrote that book that brought me face to face with Hannibal I didn t even remember the name of the book I just knew it was a historical novel told by a Greek slave, Sosylos, who served under Hannibal But this book was suffused with classical sources, and every dramatic scene that it painted came from an ancient report and from the fervid imagination of an author, who having read that musty old tome in the ancient language, could transl...

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