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  • (noun): General who commanded the Carthaginian army in the second Punic War; crossed the Alps and defeated the Romans but was recalled to defend Carthage and was defeated (247-182 BC).
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Hannibal

Hannibal, son of Hamilcar Barca (247 – 183/182 BC) was a Punic Carthaginian military commander, generally considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. His father, Hamilcar Barca, was the leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War, his younger brothers were Mago and Hasdrubal, and he was brother-in-law to Hasdrubal the Fair.

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Siege Of Akragas (406 BC) - Siege of Akragas
... Hannibal left his warships at Motya before setting out for Akragas ... Hannibal began preparation for the siege in earnest once his army reached Akragas ... Hannibal offered terms to the city before commencing hostilities Akragas could either become an ally of Carthage or stay neutral while Carthage dealt with the other Greeks in Sicily ...
Hannibal, Ohio - Geography
... Hannibal is located at 39°40′7″N 80°52′25″W / 39.66861°N 80.87361°W / 39.66861 -80.87361 (39.6718, -80.8741) ...
List Of Films Set In Ancient Rome - Roman Republic - Second Punic War
... Hannibal (1959) - about Hannibal's campaign in Italy including the Battle of Cannae starring Victor Mature as Hannibal Hannibal – Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006) - with Alexander Siddig as ...
Sandy Denny And The Strawbs - Release History
... Date Label Format Catalog 1991 (1991) Hannibal LP HNBL 1991 ... (1991) Hannibal cassette HNBC 1991 ... (1991) Hannibal CD HNCD 1361 ...
Macedonian–Carthaginian Treaty - Hannibal
... left Spain for Italy to wage war against Rome, thus causing the Second Punic War, Hannibal garnered victory after victory in a series of lightning ... Hasdrubal the Fair, as well as other Carthaginian commanders, Hannibal managed to keep the Iberian front battling, which forced the Romans to redirect manpower ...

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