Hannibal: A Man In Rome About Hannibal Barca.

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Hannibal: A Man In Rome

Hannibal is considered to be one of the greatest military minds to exist on this earth. He served as a Carthaginian general that led a military campaign against the Romans and went undefeated in his battles with the Roman armies. This campaign was called the second Punic war; the war brought fear of destruction to Rome for the first time, and the Romans did not take it lightly. In the battles with Rome Hannibal was cunning, smart, and seemingly unstoppable; he slaughtered the Romans. One day, a general faced Hannibal and beat him; this general was Scipio. The question is, did this defeat make Hannibal a lesser general than Scipio, and the answer is a triumphant no. Scipio had many advantages against Hannibal; his troops where new and ready for battle, but Hannibal's were tired and homesick. Scipio also had some luck that would work in his favor towards beating Hannibal.

Hannibal a great Carthaginian general who, in his time, was lesser to no General, including Scipio.(Cottrell 3-12, Beshara)

Hannibal Barca ("Joy of Baal") 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. Hannibal's first battle took place when he was only nine. He went on an expedition with his father, Hamilcar Barca, to conquer Spain. From the beginning of Carthage's push into Spain, Hannibal vowed eternal hatred for Rome after seeing Romans killing his father's men; Hannibal became Commander in Chief of Carthage's army when he was twenty-six after his father was assassinated. His conquest of the Roman town of Sagunto, in Spain,