By David Ross Erickson
264 B.C. For Rome, the line to empire starts off at sea. however it is Carthage who ideas the waves, and her generals in Sicily have already warned that Romans usually are not allowed "to even wash their hands" within the water.
With no fleet of its personal, Rome is not anything greater than a neighborhood upstart with delusions of grandeur. yet with the domination of the Mediterranean global on her brain, Rome will do greater than wash her arms. For whilst Rome and Carthage make a decision for battle, the entire historic international may be washed in blood.
Dramatizing Rome's upward thrust from obscurity to international strength, The struggle God's males follows the fortunes of universal squaddies, generals and politicians alike. From the carnage of the battlefields of Sicily to the blood-soaked decks of significant warships at sea to the glowing halls of strength in either Carthage and Rome, The conflict God's males is an epic story of an old global engulfed in flames.
Here you'll meet unforgettable characters: Hannibal Gisgo, the beleaguered Carthaginian common, extra at conflict with the powers in Carthage than the armies of Rome; Boodes, the getting older baby-kisser who desires only one final shot at army glory; Gelon, the fancy Syracusan cavalry commander with a burning hatred for all issues Rome; Archimedes, the recognized mathematician who invents a mystery weapon that would switch the process background; and Juba, the Numidian cavalryman whose thirst for vengeance propels him on an odyssey that takes him from sour betrayal and alienation to the sting of insanity itself.
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