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  • Carthage Surrender Hannibal
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    When Hannibal was nine he went with his father on the to conquer Spain. Before starting, the kid swore to hate Rome. In two years he conquered all Spain between the Tagus and Iber us rivers. The Romans branded this attack a violation of the existing treaty between Rome and Carthage and demanded that Carthage surrender Hannibal to them. On the refusal of the Carthaginians to do so, the Romans declared war on Carthage, so because of that they precipitated in the Second Punic War. The march on Rome...
  • War With Hannibal
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    Hannibal, a Carthaginian general and one of the greatest generals that ever lived was renown for his strategies and courageousness, such as crossing the Alps and using the bottleneck strategy at Lake Trasemene. He used strategies that a lot of generals at this time, especially Roman generals, would never think of and in doing this he almost destroyed the Roman republic. Hannibal's first battle took place when he was only nine. He went on an expedition with his father, Hamilcar Barca, to conquer ...
  • Armies Of Hannibal And Scipio
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    Hannibal: Hannibal was great Carthaginian general. He is remembered for his great tactical skills on the battle field and as a great military leader. Born in late 247 BC, was the eldest son of Hamilcar Barca. In 237 BC, Hamilcar took his nine year old son, Hannibal, to the alter of a Carthaginian god and made him swear eternal hatred to the Romans. Hannibal and his father then left for Spain. The center of Carthaginian power in Spain was the city of New Carthage. Hannibal saw firsthand his fathe...
  • Hamilcar And His Sons Hannibal
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    Hannibal was the son of Hamilcar Barca. He was a Carthaginian who was born twenty two centuries ago. He was actually born in Spain but spent most of his life in Carthage so he is considered a Carthaginian. Hamilcar ruled over a mountainous realm which could support very little crops or people. This however was his land, called Mount Eryx, in a region near Tyre. Because the land could support so little people the people were constantly in need of food to eat. Hamilcar's solution was to gather a s...
  • Roman City Walls
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    The Second Punic War was lost because General Hannibal did not have the right engineering to conquer Roman Cities. If General Hannibal could not conquer Roman cities then he would never be able to conquer the Roman Empire. Hannibal had the right leadership and a large enough army to defeat the Romans. He still did not have the necessary resources and engineering to take over Roman cities. General Hannibal was a man with great leadership abilities and a hunger to conquer the Roman Empire. He is c...
  • 202 Bc Scipio
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    SCIPIO Africanus 236-184 BC Roman General Publius Cornelius Scipio, The Elder, was a Roman general who fought theCarthagian armies in Spain and defeated them. Then he invaded Africa from Sicily. This act caused Hannibal to leave Italy and return to Africa to fight Scipio. In 202 BC Scipio defeated Hannibal at Zama. Carthage capitulated and had to surrender her war fleet. For his victory in North Africa Scipio was called Africanus Major. Until the rise of Julius Caesar, Scipio Africanus was Rome'...
  • Hannibal And Clarice
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    Hannibal-RPR In Thomas Harris' Hannibal, Harris, like many other authors, seems to be obsessed with the darker side of humanity and it is through his characterisation of 'Hannibal the Cannibal' in his novel that he revels the other side of humanity, the side that most people would rather stayed locked up. Hannibal however would not stay locked up. In the previous novel 'Silence of the Lambs' Hannibal escaped during a transfer from his cell in Baltimore to an institution Memphis. He lived a quiet...
  • Hannibal's Army
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    Carthage Goes to War with Rome From the middle of the 3rd century to the middle of the 2nd century BC, Carthage was engaged in a series of wars with Rome. These wars, known as the Punic Wars, ended in the complete defeat of Carthage by Rome. The most prominent figure of the Punic war's was General Hannibal of Pheonician Cartage. During these wars, it is likely that the colonizing expeditions of the Carthaginians were supported by many emigrants from the Phoenician homeland. Hannibal (b. 247 BC, ...
  • Hannibal And His Army
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    Hannibal Barca was born in 247 B.C. in the city of Carthage, which was located in modern Tunis, or the northern tip of Africa. His father, Hamilcar Barca, was a great Carthaginian general of the army who fought in the First Punic War between Rome and Carthage, which the latter lost. At a very young age, Hamilcar made Hannibal promise "eternal hatred towards Rome" (Lendering, 1). At around age nine, Hannibal accompanied his father on an expedition to gain a hold in Spain. During this time was whe...
  • Hannibal's Own Journey
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    The author of Hannibal: Enemy of Rome, Mr. Leonard Cottrell, inspired by the book, The Histories of Polybius, translated by W.R. Paton. Mr. Cottrell, endeavored to recreate the journeys of Hannibal by traveling by car nearly the same route in 1959. Mr. Cottrell traveled by car the journey of Hannibal through northern Spain, the modern day Swiss Alps, and down into the Italian peninsula while constantly referring to Polybuis' writings. Mr. Cottrell describes Hannibal's motives, his journey, his b...
  • Romans Before Hannibal
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    Since his meteoric life and tragic death, Hannibal Barca comes across the centuries as the military commander with few, if any equals. A courageous leader, brilliant tactician, and steadfast soldier in the service of his beloved Carthage, Hannibal existed for one sole purpose: to defeat and, if possible, to eliminate the power of Rome (Livy p. 207). Hannibals destiny was already chosen for him before his own birth. The only thing that couldnt have been foretold was the outcome of his struggles. ...
  • O 201 Zama Battle
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    January 23, 2003 Classics 201 Roman History - after battle at Canae, Capua (longtime ally) and Syracuse defeated by Hannibal 'a Macedonia declares war on Rome - Romans controlled up to Swiss Alps - Cumae was first Greeks that Romans had encountered - Messina was part of the first Punic War (264-241) - Romans fighting on a few fronts - Romans used allies in Macedonia i.e. Athens or Corin the to fight against Macedonians - Quintus Fabius Maximus Cunctators - avoided direct contact, open battles - ...
  • Ender's And Hannibal's Comrades
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    In the military, everything revolves around discipline. The military is incredibly different from our everyday lives because you are told what to do, how to do it, how to eat, drink, and even act. When in the military you are trained to defend your country from foreign invaders. During World War II the army or the military wanted to conduct a test to see if black or colored people could fly a military plane. The military had tests being conducted on all blacks that wanted to fly in the United St...

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