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Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy

Dexter Hoyos

Abstract

As Carthage's commanding general and effective leader Hannibal (247–183 BC) crossed the Alps in 218 BC with a multi-ethnic and superbly professional army to confront the Romans in their own land. His early victories at the river Trebia, Lake Trasimene, and Cannae employed daringly unconventional tactics, culminating at Cannae in near-total annihilation of the much larger Roman army. For several years Carthage dominated most of the western Mediterranean's lands, encircling Rome and what remained of her allies. But Hannibal's hopes of forcing Rome to submit and establishing Carthage's permanent ... More

Keywords: Hannibal, Carthage, Rome, Punic Wars, Fabius the Delayer, Marcellus, Scipio, Cannae, Zama, sufete

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781904675464
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781904675464.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dexter Hoyos, author