His account of the Punic Wars is fortunately among these better preserved parts. The modern reader will be surprised to learn about its contents, because the conflict we know as the First Punic War is absent (Appian calls it the Sicilian War), and the historian has treated the Spanish and Italian parts of what is now known as the Second Punic War in his books on the Spanish Wars and Hannibalic War. What Appian offers is a description of all Roman military operations in Africa from the final phase of the war against Hannibal until the final pacification by the emperor Augustus. There is an appendix on the Numidian Wars.
The translation was made by Horace White; notes by Jona Lendering.
There are two systems to divide the Punic Wars: in 136 sections or 20 chapters. On these webpages, the text is divided into sections; the following table shows the division into chapters.