For centuries, the proud cities of Rome and Carthage waged war to determine who would control the Western Mediterranean Sea and go on to conquer the world. The Carthaginian general Hannibal, crossing the Alps with his elephants and mercenary hordes, posed the greatest threat to Rome but ultimately met his match in the greatest of Roman generals, Scipio Africanus. The ultimate triumph of Rome came with the total destruction of Carthage in an orgy of fire and ruin...
FIRE AND BRONZE by Robert Raymond A novel about the foundation of Carthage, future enemy of Rome, and the city’s first queen, the legendary Dido.
PRIDE OF CARTHAGE by David Anthony Durham Epic novel of Hannibal’s extraordinary life and his lifelong war on Rome, set against a heady evocation of ancient Carthage.
THE LIONS BROOD: The Story of Hannibal by Rafael Scott First volume of a trilogy about the great military strategist details the upbringing that fed his fanatical passion to destroy Rome.
TYRANT by Valerio Massimo Manfredi Sicily, 405 AD: Dionysius, Tyrant of Syracuse, challenges Carthage, mistress of the seas, in a battle of titans. Click here for more Manfredi novels.
THE SWORD OF HANNIBAL by Terry McCarthy A young mercenary joins Hannibals army in a quest for riches and revenge.
THE CARTHAGINIAN TRILOGY by Ross Leckie spans the generations of war between Rome and her rival: I. HANNIBAL, in which the scarred and defeated general recounts the epic story of his life; II. SCIPIO, in which the greatest of all Roman generals tells how he vanquished Hannibal; and III. CARTHAGE , in which 300 years of conflict reach a thundering climax, as one city will inherit the world and the other faces total destruction. Of related interest: Leckies humourous and handy The Bluffers Guide to the Classics.
A SPY FOR HANNIBAL by Elisabeth Roberts Craft While Hannibal crosses the Alps, Hasdrubal, high priest of Carthage, spies for the great general in Rome. Also by Craft: In the Court of the Queen, a novel of Mesopotamia.
CARTHAGE by Peter Huby The Roman siege of Carthage ends in a merciless orgy of fire, destruction, slaughter, and enslavement.
HANNIBALS CHILDREN by John Maddox Roberts A novel of alternate history in which Rome falls to Carthage. Sequel: The Seven Hills. By the author of the SPQR mystery series.
SALAMMBO by Gustave Flaubert Towering novel of Carthage by the author of Madame
Bovary, as intoxicating today as it was when it was first published in 1862.