The greatest military tactician in history, and general of the Carthaginian armies in both Punic Wars against Rome.
Inventor of the pincers movement, pioneered in the Battle of Cannae (216BC), the greatest defeat in Roman military history, and the third of his three great victories over Roman forces (following River Trebia in 218BC and Lake Trasimene in 217BC).
The Carthaginian empire spanned from Tunisia (where Carthage is) through Libya and most of North Africa, Spain, Mallorca, Corsica, Sicily, and Sardinia.
His name also inspired the name of the city of Barcelona, which was once part of the Carthaginian empire.
Alexander the Great may have had the numbers and the massive empire, but Hannibal Barca had the tactics, the better cavalry and ELEPHANTS!!!
Carthiginian General who most famously carried elephants across the alps (as the sea control had been lost in the first war) from NW Africa to northern Rome in the second punic war. Also, some guy from some 90's movies who eats people and mistake hanibal the general and hannibal the cannibal.
In the army of Hannibal, war elephants were utilized for annhilating footsoldiers by placing archers on the top and equiping drivers with spikes to hammer into elephans' brains in case they lost control.
Initially a small hellenised city state in the Italian peninsula, Rome slowly overwhelmed its Latin neighbours and later the southern Greek cities after surviving a brutal invasion from Pyrrhus of Epirus, taking complete control of the peninsula.more...
Rome then was then engaged in three Punic wars with the maritime trading city of Carthage. The first of these bloody wars brought Sicily under complete Roman control, along with Sardinia and Corsica. The second and most important Punic war featured Hannibal's invasion of Italy, and through tactical genius he defeated them several times, most famously at Cannae. However Roman defiance ensured the state was pulled back from the brink of destruction and soon armies under Scipio Africanus secured Spain, then invaded Africa. The weary Hannibal was then soundly defeated at Zama, and Carthage sued for peace. The third Punic war after a brief struggle annialated the city of Carthago itself.
From there Roman power was unanswerable and major kingdoms and celtic tribes were subdued. The republic collapsed when Caesar turned on the capital, but continued under the Principate, a monarchy in all but name.
Roman rule ended in the third century B.C, it's military a shadow of its former self, and the ancient republican traditions abandoned. However, the Eastern Empire continued until medieval ages with it's capital at Byzantine or Constantinople.
The Romans are respected for being the founders of modern day democracy, and their milita...
A place where niggas reside. First seen in the ancient greek culture where blacks from north africa migrated to southern greece via the trans mediterannean following the second punic war. Now seen in most metropolitan urban environments such as the streets of southen california.
Lets go to tyrells crib and do a bag uh meth.
Nah man, he lives in a straight niggapolis, I aint tryin to die tonight, last time I was there I lost my pants and my pride.