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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 Hannibals 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 ScipioCottrell 3-12 Beshara Hannibal Barca Joy of Baal was born in 247 BC 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 Hannibals 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 Carthages push into Spain Hannibal vowed eternal hatred for Rome after seeing Romans killing his fathers men Hannibal became Commander in Chief of Carthages army when he was twenty-six after his father was assassinated His conquest of the Roman town of Sagunto in Spain led to a new declaration of war by Rome that started the second Punic War For Carthage to take the town of Sagunto was completely
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