Second Punic War in Iberia 220–206 BC

From Hannibal at the Tagus to the Battle of Ilipa

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Second Punic War in Iberia 220–206 BC

From Hannibal at the Tagus to the Battle of Ilipa

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The first dedicated, illustrated study of the events of the Second Punic War in Iberia, which served as a launch pad for the Carthaginian invasion of Rome.

Iberia was one of three crucial theatres of the Second Punic War between Carthage and Rome. Hannibal of Carthage's siege of Saguntum in 219 BC triggered a conflict that led to immense human and material losses on both sides, pitting his brother Hasdrubal against the Republican Roman armies seeking to gain control of the peninsula. Then, in 208 BC, the famous Roman general Scipio Africanus defeated Hasdrubal at Baecula, forcing Hasdrubal's army out of Iberia and on to its eventual annihilation at the Metaurus.

In this work, military historian Mir Bahmanyar brings to life the key personalities and events of this important theatre of the war, and explains why the Roman victory at Baecula led to a strategic shift and Carthage's eventual defeat. It covers Scipio Africanus' brilliant victory at Ilipa in 206 BC, where he crushed the army of Mago Barca and Hasdrubal Gisco. Illustrated with maps, tactical diagrams, battlescene artworks and photographs, this work provides a gripping narrative of the large-scale battles fought in Iberia.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Origins of the Iberian Campaign,: 247–221 BC
CHRONOLOGY
OPPOSING COMMANDERS
Carthaginian
Roman
OPPOSING FORCES
Carthaginian
Roman
OPPOSING PLANS
THE CAMPAIGN
221–220 BC: The Tagus
Saguntum, 219 BC
Hannibal departs Spain, 218 BC
The Battle of Cissa, 218 BC
The Naval Engagement at the Ebro, 217 BC
The Battle of Dertosa, 215 BC
A New Strategy
The Upper Baetis, 211 BC
The Younger Scipio at New Carthage, 209 BC
The Battle of Baecula, 208 BC
The Battle of Ilipa, 206 BC
AFTERMATH
Rome secures Iberia
Aftermath
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

Product details

Published Apr 23 2024
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472859754
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Colour illustrations throughout, including battlescene artworks, maps, 3D diagrams and photographs.
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 400
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Mir Bahmanyar

Mir Bahmanyar served in the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ra…

Illustrator

Marco Capparoni

Specializing in history and military history, Marc…

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