Work in progress – “The Dust of Cannae”


“The Dust of Cannae” will be published during 2016.wDust o


The phrase “Hannibal is at the gates” became the Roman equivalent of “the end of the world is nigh”. Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00063]

The Dust of Cannae centres around events recorded by the ancient historian Livy. It is a tale of war, love and the influences upon each other of human beings. There is a sprinkling of sorcery – and of humour.


August 2nd, 216BC was the day the future of Rome, and therefore the world, could have been changed. A huge army sent to repel the invader Hannibal was instead thoroughly routed and 50,000 Romans lay dead on the battlefield in eastern Italy.

The Dust of Cannae tells how the battle affected the lives of seven people. They were all uprooted from what was familiar to them; all forced to look inward at themselves and discover new strengths and weaknesses. They all met each other and influenced each other’s destinies. They were all to experience shocks and dangers, misery and joy.

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