A while ago, I promised Baltimore Bookworm to start blogging the bibliography for my book, and I haven’t gotten around to it yet. Baltimore Bookworm, I haven’t forgotten. Starting at once, I’ll drip out the books and academic papers I’ve been reading and plan to read.
The rest of you: Please feel free to infer my gist and interests and suggest other books.
Before I start, a snapshot of the overall structure of my bibliography: It’s the same as the structure of the book. That is to say, there is one overarching story–that of Hannibal and Scipio–and then each chapter introduces other lives from other times that fit what was happening in Hannibal’s life in this chapter.
This means that I have in effect two bibliographies: One, a classic library on ancient history–specifically, the Punic Wars. The other, an eclectic and perhaps unfathomable collection of biographies, psychology and philosophy to illustrate certain themes.