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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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Hannibal: Memory and Myth

Hannibal: Memory and Myth

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(p.142) Chapter 9 Hannibal: Memory and Myth
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Hannibal
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Dexter Hoyos

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781904675464.003.0009

The final chapter discusses whether Hannibal and Carthage could have won the war, why—partly because of strategic decisions by him—they lost, and what the consequences could have been of a Carthaginian victory. It outlines Roman views of him and of Carthage, for example in Plautus’ play Poenulus, in Cicero, and in Horace, and assesses the extent of Hannibal's achievements in war and in peace.

Keywords:   Carthage, strategy, Plautus’ Poenulus, Horace

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