General hannibals historical life

The plains along the Po were inhabited by Gauls who had recently been subjected to Rome, and were only too willing to welcome Hannibal and throw off the Roman yoke. The Romans were aware of the danger that Hannibal might entice the Gauls into rebellion, and immediately sent an army to prevent this. However, in a cavalry engagement at the river Ticinus (east of Turin), the Carthaginians defeated their opponents. Immediately, some 14,000 Gauls volunteered to serve under Hannibal. Thanks to their help, Hannibal won a second victory at the river Trebia (west of modern Piacenza), defeating a Roman army that had been supplemented with the troops that had been sent to Sicily earlier that year (December 218).

In the early Spring of 217, Hannibal left his winter quarter at Bologna, traversed the Apennines and ravaged (modern Tuscany). During a minor engagement, he lost an eye (although some historians claim that he suffered from opthalmia). The Romans counterattacked with some 25,000 men, but their , Gaius Flaminius, was defeated and killed in an ambush between the hills and the . Two legions were annihilated. Hannibal expected that Rome's allies would now leave their master and come over to Carthage. This, however, did not happen, and he was forced to cross the Apennines a second time, hoping to establish a new base in Apulia, the 'heel' of Italy. At the same time, Rome attacked his lines of conmuciation and his supply base in Iberia ().

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183 or 182 BC Carthaginian general, an implacable and formidable enemy of Rome
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Livy and Polybius on the Life of Hannibal from Carthage

Hannibal won a series of skirmishes over the Roman troops before his greatest victory at Cannae in 216 BC. He was not able to advance on Rome until five years later, and his defeat there led to his eventual return to Spain and then Carthage.

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The general Hannibal (247-182 BCE) was one of the greatest military leaders in history. His most famous campaign took place during the Second Punic War (218-202), when he caught the Romans off guard by .

7 years later, in 221, the army appointed Hannibal general of the forces of Carthage in Spain
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The film has been a long-held dream for Washington and Klass, the latter having been fascinated by the story of Hannibal ever since he wrote his college thesis on the general's life.

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Meanwhile, the Romans conquered Iberia. This proved harder than they had suspected. After some initial successes, the Roman generals were killed in action and almost all was lost. However, a young commander, Publius Cornelius Scipio, took the Carthaginian capital of Iberia, Cartagena, by surprise and brought the Spanish war to a good end in 206. After a short while, Scipio was sent to Sicily and across the Mediterranean. He found an ally in the Numidian king , and attacked Carthage itself. Unlike the Roman Senate, which had not panicked when Rome was under attack by Hannibal, the Carthaginian government was disheartened and recalled Hannibal's still unconquered veterans from Italy (203).

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Later, Hannibal had to flee again: this time, he found refuge at the court of king Prusias I of Bithynia, whom he supported in its war against the Pergamene king . As an admiral, the Carthaginian celebrated his last victory, defeating the Pergamene fleet (184). However, Rome intervened in Pergamon's favor, and Hannibal poisoned himself to avoid extradition (winter 183/182).

Hannibal took his own life by ingesting a vial of poison

Two of the biggest names in Hollywood are locked in a battle to film the first modern-day biopic of Hannibal, the Carthaginian general who led his elephants over the Alps into Rome.