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Hannibal

(247—183 bc) Carthaginian general


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(247–182bc),

Carthaginian general. In the second Punic War he attacked Italy via the Alps, which he crossed with elephants; he repeatedly defeated the Romans, but failed to take Rome itself. After being recalled to Africa he was defeated at Zama by Scipio Africanus in 202.

See also Hannibal Lecter.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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