Hannibal was a Carthaginian general and statesman who commanded Carthage’s main forces against the Roman Republic during the Second Punic War.
Many consider him one of the greatest military commanders in human history. His father was a leading Carthaginian commander during the First Pubic War.
Military historians call him the father of strategy. Following the Punic Wars, Roman armies even adopted elements of his military tactics into their own strategic arsenal.
He excelled as a tactician. No captain ever marched to and fro among so many armies of troops superior to his own numbers and material as fearlessly and skillfully as he. No man ever held his own so long or so ably against such odds. Constantly overmatched by better soldiers, Hannibal brought so many victories for his army.
He caused great distress to many in Roman society, becoming a figure of terror. This documentary shows his amazing strategy and how he almost defeated the Roman Empire. In the end, he was defeated not on the field, but by the government whose interests he had fought for.
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