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HannibalRome's Greatest Enemy$
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Dexter Hoyos

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781904675464

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781904675464.001.0001

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Leadership and War (221–216)

Leadership and War (221–216)

(p.34) Chapter 4 Leadership and War (221–216)

Dexter Hoyos

Liverpool University Press

This chapter describes how, succeeding Hasdrubal as leader in 221, Hannibal extended Carthaginian power to most of northern Spain. A clash with Saguntum, a small town under Rome's protection, led to war in 218 and his march from Spain across the Alps. With a heavily depleted army and despite most of his elephants perishing soon after, he defeated the Romans in three major battles down to 216: at the river Trebia, Lake Trasimene, and Cannae. But he also encountered the delaying tactics of Fabius Maximus the Delayer and almost came to grief. Despite his victories he decided against attacking the city of Rome itself, a decision he would regret.

Keywords:   Saguntum, Alps, elephants, Trebia river, Lake Trasimene, Cannae, Fabius the Delayer

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