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Hannibal Barca

Andrew Alexander

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Hannibal Barca was the leader of the Carthaginian forces which fought against Rome during the Second Punic War, and was considered to have been Romes greatest enemy.After early successes in Spain, Hannibal led his army across the Alps, into ItalyMoreHannibal Barca was the leader of the Carthaginian forces which fought against Rome during the Second Punic War, and was considered to have been Romes greatest enemy.After early successes in Spain, Hannibal led his army across the Alps, into Italy and achieved a series of military victories. Perhaps his greatest success came at the battle of Cannae in 216 BC.Finally, recalled to North Africa, to defend his home city, Hannibal lost the battle of Zama, in 202 BC.After the end of the Second Punic War, Hannibal left North Africa for Asia Minor where he continued his life-long struggle against Rome, by leading the armies of eastern rulers.However, the Romans pursued him relentlessly, and rather than be captured alive, Hannibal committed suicide by taking poison.In any discussion of the ‘Greatest Generals,’ Hannibal’s name is inevitably at the forefront, and in any list, he justifiably merits a position within the top five.This 9,500 word study covers the life and battles of Hannibal. It is the first in a series entitled ‘Greatest Generals,’ which will later include volumes on:HannibalGenghis KhanNapoleonAlexander the GreatJulius CaesarFrederick the GreatRobert E LeeAttila the HunDuke of MarlboroughDuke of WellingtonGeneral George S. PattonPhilip of MacedonMarshal Georgy ZhukovSultan Salah al-DinGeneral Moshe DyanField Marshal Erwin RommelGeneral Heinz GuderianThe main areas covered are:• The Origins of Carthage:• Hannibal’s Early Life• Second Punic War• Battle of Trebbia• Battle of Lake Trasimene• Battle of Cannae• Rome’s War of Attrition• Hannibal Returns to Carthage• Battle of Zama• Exile and Death• Third Punic War• Hannibal’s LegacyGreatest Generals Series by Andrew Alexander:Hannibal and the Battle of CannaeUS Presidents Series by Andrew Alexander:George WashingtonJohn AdamsThomas JeffersonJames MadisonJames MonroeJohn Quincy AdamsAndrew JacksonJames PolkAbraham LincolnUlysses S. GrantEarly Modern Age Series by Andrew Alexander:Europe in 1500Ferdinand and Isabella of SpainCharles V – Holy Roman EmperorThe Protestant ReformationPhilip II – King of Spain (Domestic Policies)Philip II – King of Spain (Foreign Policies)Henry IV – King of FranceCardinal Mazarin – Chief Minister of FranceCardinal Richelieu’s Foreign PolicyLouis XIV – King of FranceThe Decline of Spain in the Seventeenth CenturyPeter the GreatEnglish Law Series by Andrew Alexander:English Law – An Introduction to Courts and JudgesEnglish Law – Criminal SentencesEnglish Law – Family LawEnglish Law – FreedomsEnglish Law – General Defences in Criminal LawEnglish Law – Introduction to Criminal LawEnglish Law – MagistratesEnglish Law – Murder and ManslaughterEnglish Law – Non-Fatal Offences against the PersonEnglish Law – Offences against PropertyEnglish Law – The Concepts of Fault, Justice and Morals.