Great Battles in History

Cannae, Part 5-The Rise of Hannibal

October 04, 2020 Darryl Dee Season 1 Episode 2
Great Battles in History
Cannae, Part 5-The Rise of Hannibal
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Great Battles in History
Cannae, Part 5-The Rise of Hannibal
Oct 04, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
Darryl Dee

After being defeated in the First Punic War, Carthage was reduced to an African city-state. Its remarkable revival was initiated by Hamilcar Barca, the most successful Carthaginian general and de facto ruler of the republic. Hamilcar and his family, the Barcids, conquered a new empire in Spain. In 221 BCE, Hannibal Barca, son of Hamilcar, came to power in Spain and Carthage. Inheriting the superb army that his Barcid predecessors had built, he immediately showed flashes of genius. Then, in 220 BCE, he received a fateful embassy from Rome.

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After being defeated in the First Punic War, Carthage was reduced to an African city-state. Its remarkable revival was initiated by Hamilcar Barca, the most successful Carthaginian general and de facto ruler of the republic. Hamilcar and his family, the Barcids, conquered a new empire in Spain. In 221 BCE, Hannibal Barca, son of Hamilcar, came to power in Spain and Carthage. Inheriting the superb army that his Barcid predecessors had built, he immediately showed flashes of genius. Then, in 220 BCE, he received a fateful embassy from Rome.