Hannibal Barca


Book Details

Author  Andrew Alexander
Publication Date   January 7, 2013
Pages  37


Hannibal Barca was the leader of the Carthaginian forces which fought against Rome during the Second Punic War, and was considered to have been Rome's greatest enemy.

After early successes in Spain, Hannibal led his army across the Alps, into Italy and achieved a series of military victories. Perhaps his greatest success came at the battle of Cannae in 216 BC.

Finally, recalled to North Africa, to defend his home city, Hannibal lost the battle of Zama, in 202 BC.

After the end of the Second Punic War, Hannibal left North Africa for Asia Minor where he continued his life-long struggle against Rome, by leading the armies of eastern rulers.

However, the Romans pursued him relentlessly, and rather than be captured alive, Hannibal committed suicide by taking poison.

In any discussion of the ‘Greatest Generals,’ Hannibal’s name is inevitably at the forefront, and in any list, he justifiably merits a position within the top five.

This 9,500 word study covers the life and battles of Hannibal. It is the first in a series entitled ‘Greatest Generals,’ which will later include volumes on:

Genghis Khan
Alexander the Great
Julius Caesar
Frederick the Great
Robert E Lee
Attila the Hun
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Wellington
General George S. Patton
Philip of Macedon
Marshal Georgy Zhukov
Sultan Salah al-Din
General Moshe Dyan
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
General Heinz Guderian

The main areas covered are:

• The Origins of Carthage:
• Hannibal’s Early Life
• Second Punic War
• Battle of Trebbia
• Battle of Lake Trasimene
• Battle of Cannae
• Rome’s War of Attrition
• Hannibal Returns to Carthage
• Battle of Zama
• Exile and Death
• Third Punic War
• Hannibal’s Legacy

Greatest Generals Series by Andrew Alexander:

Hannibal and the Battle of Cannae

US Presidents Series by Andrew Alexander:

George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe
John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
James Polk
Abraham Lincoln
Ulysses S. Grant

Early Modern Age Series by Andrew Alexander:

Europe in 1500
Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain
Charles V – Holy Roman Emperor
The Protestant Reformation
Philip II – King of Spain (Domestic Policies)
Philip II – King of Spain (Foreign Policies)
Henry IV – King of France
Cardinal Mazarin – Chief Minister of France
Cardinal Richelieu’s Foreign Policy
Louis XIV – King of France
The Decline of Spain in the Seventeenth Century
Peter the Great

English Law Series by Andrew Alexander:

English Law – An Introduction to Courts and Judges
English Law – Criminal Sentences
English Law – Family Law
English Law – Freedoms
English Law – General Defences in Criminal Law
English Law – Introduction to Criminal Law
English Law – Magistrates
English Law – Murder and Manslaughter
English Law – Non-Fatal Offences against the Person
English Law – Offences against Property
English Law – The Concepts of Fault, Justice and Morals.
English Law – The Jury System
English Law – The Law of Tort
English Law – The Legal Profession
English Law – The Tort of Negligence

True Crimes Series by Andrew Alexander:

Ruth Ellis – The Last Woman to be Hanged
Steve Wight – The Suffolk Strangler
Myra Hindley and Ian Brady - The Moors Murderers
Peter Sutcliffe - The Yorkshire Ripper
John Christie – The 10 Rillington Place Murders
Donald Neilson – The Black Panther
Dennis Nilsen – The Muswell Hill Murderer
Kenneth Erskine – The Stockwell Strangler
Fred and Rose West – The House of Horrors
Ted Bundy – The College Girl Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer – The Milwaukee Cannibal
David Berkowitz – The Son of Sam
Bianchi & Buono – The Hillside Stranglers
Johann ‘Jack’ Unterweger – International Serial Killer
Female Serial Killers

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