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An Enquiry into the Ancient Routes between Italy and Gaul
With an Examination of the Theory of Hannibal's Passage of the Alps by the Little St Bernard


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  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108075763

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  • The controversy over the route taken by Hannibal, the Carthaginian army and his famous elephants in their crossing of the Alps to attack Rome in 218 BCE began within fifty years of the event and has continued for many centuries. A particular scholarly dispute emerged in the 1850s between Robert Ellis (1819/20–85) and William John Law (1786–1869), and was fought in the pages of the Journal of Classical and Sacred Philology and in books. Ellis, a classical scholar, had surveyed the Alpine passes in 1852 and again in 1853, when he published his Treatise on Hannibal's Passage of the Alps (also reissued in this series), claiming that the Little Mount Cenis route was the one used. Law responded immediately in the Journal, and later published his own theory, to which Ellis riposted in 1867 with this work. Modern scholarship doubts, however, that either man was right.

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    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108075763
    • length: 152 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.2kg
    • contains: 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Further objections against the Little St Bernard
    3. Extent of the Cottian land determined
    4. The positions of Ocelum and Scingomagus determined
    5. On the pass of Artemidorus
    6. On the pass opened by Pompey
    7. Decline of the Mont Cenis in importance
    8. Two routes on the Peutingerian table

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