Since reading Classics at Oxford, Ross Leckie has worked variously as a farm labourer, roughneck, schoolmaster, and insurance broker. He is best known for his Carthage trilogy.
A battle is like lust. Since reading Classics at Oxford, Ross Leckie has worked variously as a farm labourer, roughneck, schoolmaster, and insurance broker. He is now a full time writer living in Edinburgh. Other books in the series. The Carthage Trilogy (3 books).
Hannibal is a 1995 historical novel by Scottish writer Ross Leckie. The book relates the exploits of Hannibal's invasion of Rome beginning in 218 BC, narrated by the Carthaginian general in his retirement. It was the first of the Carthage trilogy, covering the Punic Wars.
The war fought by the Carthaginians under Hannibal against the Romans was the most memorable of all wars ever waged. Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, XXI. 1.
Ross Leckie, on Hannibal's horse "I ran through the Peri Hippikes, as Xenophon advises, starting at the feet. It's a bit of an odd book in its flow. It starts off well enough, Hannibal's childhood and his growth into adulthood are written convincingly. The horns of Peritan's hooves were deep before and behind. He stamped, just missing the groom's foot, and his hooves made a ringing sound like a cymbal. his neck arched, as Xenophon has it, like a gamecocks. But then something goes astray, it's as if the writer had lost some interest in the topic, or simply grew to dislike hannibal's character as the book progressed and took it out on him.
In Ross Leckie’s unforgettable re-creation of the Punic wars, it is Hannibal, the Carthaginian general, who narrates the story, and who is carried by his all-consuming ambition through profoundly bloody battles against the great Roman armies of early empire. In this breathtaking chronicle of love and hate, heroism and cruelty, one of humanity's greatest adventurers is brought to life, who learns through suffering that man is but a shadow of a dream.
I fought the Romans once. It no longer seems a prudent thing to do. Carthage concludes the internationally acclaimed trilogy that began with Hannibal and continued with Scipio. Here, Ross Leckie tells of the final Punic War: the story of a great city and a people's utter eradication under the relentless rise of Rome. But its chief characters, one the bastard son of Hannibal, the other of Scipio, would have wished it otherwise
Электронная книга "Hannibal", Ross Leckie. Ross Leckie is the author of the trilogy of historical novels, Hannibal, Scipio and Carthage, and of Aristotle's Alchemy. He lives in Edinburgh.
Электронная книга "Hannibal", Ross Leckie. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Hannibal" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Hannibal is an epic vision of one of history's greatest adventurers, the almost mythical man who most famously led his soldiers on elephants over the Alps. In Ross Leckie's unforgettable re-creation of the Punic wars, it is Hannibal, the Carthaginian general, who narrates the story, and who is carried by his all-consuming ambition through profoundly bloody battles against the great Roman armies of early empire.
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Used availability for Ross Leckie's Hannibal.
Used availability for Ross Leckie's Hannibal. January 1996 : USA Hardback.