While the conflict would rage across the mediterranean world, victory in italy was hannibal’s sole objective to achieve it, he marched the bulk of his army in iberia across southern gaul (present-day france) and, famously, over the alps into the roman heartland. Pyrrhus and hannibal: what great enemies taught rome on december 31, 2010 november 9, 2011 by faceintheblue in history , my writing , think about it i’ve had a lot of fun reworking two of my old university essays so far on this blog, one on the south african war and one on the foreign policy of john diefenbaker. Hasdrubal barca (245 – 22 june 207 bc) was hamilcar barca's second son and a carthaginian general in the second punic warhe was the brother of the famous hannibal. Once mago arrives, he goes before the carthage senate and pours over 6,000 gold rings from slain roman noblemen from cannae from a basket and tells the senate of the great carthage victory he then asks for reinforcements so hannibal can finish the romans.
In september 212 bc, hannibal ambushes the scipios a few miles from latina and manages to win a decisive victory against their forces, killing most of the men along with both scipio the elder and publius cornelius scipio. Victory over carthage in the first punic war in 241 bc brought the first two provinces outside the italian peninsula, sicily and sardinia, into the roman republic parts of the iberian peninsula followed, and at the beginning of the second century the romans got involved in the affairs of the greek world. What if hannibal barca, when instead of being ordered to return from italian to africa to defend carthage from rome by the carthaginian senate and doing so, ultimately being defeated at zama, disregards his orders and stays in italy.
Hannibal recognized that the best way to win the war was to take the fight to the romans in italy and so prepared to bring his army over the alps according to livy, he assigned hasdrubal an army of 11,850 native infantry, 450 cavalry, 21 elephants, 1,800 numidian and moorish infantry, and 57 warships. Since the campaigns of scipio africanus and his victory over hannibal at zama, it was believed that carthage couldn't be defeated without a scipio in command, and the man who had first reported the carthaginian breaking of the treaty was elected consul. The series is comprised of 4 films (“hannibal rising”, “silence of the lambs”, “red dragon”, “and hannibal”) which follow lecter’s life from youth to adulthood lecter is a white male of average height and weight he is a brilliant doctor and exceptionally well mannered and educated individual. Late in 218 bc, the carthaginians again defeated the romans on the left bank of the trebia river, a victory that earned hannibal the support of allies including the gauls and ligurians.
Hannibal, a carthaginian from north africa, was the most skilled and successful enemy that rome ever faced he successfully took an army of thousands of men, along with some elephants, on the very difficult journey across the alps. At zama in what is now tunisia in 202 bc the armies of two empires clashed the romans under scipio africanus won a bloody, decisive victory over hannibal's carthaginians. Scipio africanus (hereafter sa) first earned his reputation for brilliant military leadership at this battle sa's wounded father, along with a handful of his men, had been surrounded by a mass of carthaginian cavalry. Hannibal had left a carthaginian general by the name of hanno in command of the troops in catalonia, though hasdrubal, the brother of hannibal, was commander-in-chief in spain scipio, conscious of his weakness, moved with great caution, doing every thing in his power to conciliate the natives, and to enlist them on his side.
After the shock of cannae, the sudden appearance of hannibal's cavalry before the walls, followed by the forced march of the main body of his troops, might have tipped some of rome's key allies in central italy over the edge and into the carthaginian camp. Scipio africanus learned the art of war in the hardest and bloodiest of all forums—on the battlefield against hannibal at zama, he applied his lessons, giving rome victory in the second punic war. After hannibal came, he soon met the invaders near zama, and a great battle was fought, in which scipio and masinissa gained the victory in their despair, the carthaginians proposed to make peace the romans consented, and the second punic war ended, after it had raged about seventeen years. Read hannibal and scipio by greg fisher by greg fisher by greg fisher for free with a 30 day free trial read ebook on the web, ipad, iphone and android in 218, hannibal barca, desperate to avenge the defeat of carthage in the first punic war, launched an ambitious ground invasion of italy.
The capacity to adapt will prove crucial if the us wants to compete effectively with the china and irans of the world. The second punic war (spring 218 to 201 bc), also referred to as the hannibalic war and by the romans the war against hannibal, was the second of three wars between carthage and the roman republic and its allied italic socii, with the participation of greek polities and numidian and iberian forces on both sides.
It was directly the leadership personalities of those two that allowed roman victory if scipio didn't volunteer to pacify punic hispania, there would've been no chance of roman victory as hasdrubal's unmolested spaniard army would've regrouped with hannibal. Rommel’s victory in northern africa over allied armor at tobruk during world war ii used the same vision of cannae used by hannibal despite its universal promise of a. Hannibal was known for leading the carthaginian army and a team of elephants across southern europe and the alps mountains against rome in the second punic war learn more at biographycom. Masters of command: alexander, hannibal, caesar, and the genius of leadership [barry strauss] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in masters of command, barry strauss compares the way the three greatest generals of the ancient world waged war and draws lessons from their experiences that apply on and off the battlefieldalexander.