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Scipio

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Yes, we have achieved much. Have we destroyed even more? In the name of Rome, Scipio Africanus systematically destroyed the hard-won empires of Hannibal and Alexander the Great. With breathtaking battle scenes and a tale of violent passions, Scipio is a stunning sequel to Hannibal, Ross Leckie's acclaimed bestselling historical novel. This inspired narrative reveals the ar ...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Canongate Books
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Jeff
May 06, 2013 Jeff rated it liked it

Scipio is the second installment of a trilogy by Ross Leckie.The first Hannibal was an outstanding,and revealing story of a tactition and soldier whose ideas were used by Generals such as George Patton in WW11.Scipio Africanus was the FIRST to see the genius of Hannibal and utilise and manipulate Hannibal's tactics for his own strategy,eventually being the one to finally stop Hannibal.This book,although very much a continuation from another point of view,is not quite as vigorous and 'page-turnin
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A very philosophical account by Scipio himself of this fascinating period of history. I loved the style and the rhythm of the book. Very reminiscent of the work of Robert Harris.
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Scipio 1 1 May 15, 2013 05:49AM  
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.

He is now a full time writer living in Edinburgh.
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