Hannibal and the Elephants crossing of the Alps in 218 B.C. was one of the biggest dangerous events of the history in the Second Punic War, and one of the most celebrated accomplishments of any force in ancient warfare. Bypassing Roman navy dominance, Hannibal managed to lead the army over the Alps and into Ancient Italy to take the war directly to the Roman Republic, Hannibal needed to reach the Alps quickly so they wouldn’t get stuck in winter. He knew that if he waited until spring on the side of the mountains, the Romans would have time to arouse a bigger army. He had known that the army camped at the very start of the Rhone. He sent almost 500 Numidian Cavalries down the East bank of the river to locate better information concerning the
This is an historical biography of Hannibal, the military leader of Carthage responsible for waging a dramatic onslaught on Rome during the Punic Wars. One of the few generals of history to be famous for the war he lost, Hannibal's attack in 218 BC - which included his renowned march of elephants across the Alps - ranks amongst the most courageous and ill-fated enterprises in the history of the ancient world. It was after the defeat of Hannibal that Rome was able to assert its strength in the Mediterranean…
Hannibal was the son of Hamilcar Barca, and is arguable one of the greatest military leaders of all time.
Birth and Early life
Born in 247 BCE, Carthage to the great Hamilcar Barca, Hannibal grew very much in a military environment. Hannibal would see little of his father as he would be fighting the Romans over islands between Italy and Carthage (Sicily, Corsica, and Sardinia). These battles were known as ‘The Punic wars’, Hamilcar fought in the first one. In 241 BC the Carthaginians…
Hannibal was born in North Africa, 247 B.C... Many of Hannibal’s stories were noted into the Polybius (a Greek historian of the Hellenistic Period noted for his book “The Histories” covering details from years 220-168) In past stories of Hannibal’s life it is said that Hannibal’s father the great Carthaginian General Hamilcar Barca moved Hannibal to Spain at the time because this region had begun to conquer around 237B.C..At nine years of age Hannibal’s father made him dip his hands…
the Hellenistic kingdom, down to 146 B.C. A brief history of Rome’s increasing involvement in the Hellenistic area starting with its wars with Hannibal of Carthage and how the Hellenistic Kingdoms of Antigonids, the Seleucids and the Ptolemies and several other minor powers in the area came to be after the death of Alexander. The essay will focus on the…
Study Guide for Test Three
Rome (geography) Romulus and Remus Etruscans
Consuls/ Praetor Senate Patricians
Plebeians Struggle of the Orders Law of Twelve Tablets
Carthage Punic Wars Hannibal
Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus Sulla First Triumvirate
Julius Caesar Octavian (Caesar Augustus) Second Triumvirate
Marc Antony Pax Romana Juilo-Claudians
Five Good Emperors Zealots/ Essences Pontius Pilate
Paul of Tarsus Nero Germanic people
Emperor Diocletian Emperor Constantine…
there should be equal justice for all people. Was an aristocrat also. Died during the beginning of Pelopennesian War.
Alexander the Great- Alexander: king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC)
Hellenistic period- The Hellenistic period describes the era which followed the conquests of Alexander the Great.
Punic Wars-A series of three wars between Rome and Carthage (264-146 B.C.); resulted in the destruction of Carthage and Rome's dominance over the…
Myth: Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus- twin sons of the god Mars and a Latin Princess. They were abandoned on the Tiber River and built a city on that land because of its strategic location and fertile soil.
Rome’s geography: built on 7 rolling hills, curve of the Tiber River, half way up the Italian peninsula, has the ability to control the Mediterranean
First Romans: 3 groups (Latins, Greeks…
Abbasids-dynasty that ruled much of the Muslim Empire from AD 750 to 1258
Adulis- Aksum's chief seaport
Aksum-an African Kingdom, in what is now Ethiopia and Eritrea, that reached the height of its power in the 4th century
Al-Andalus-a muslim-ruled region in what is now Spain, established in the 8th century
Almohads-a group of Islamic reformers who overthrew the Almoravid dynasty and established an empire in North Africa and southern Spain in the 12th century A.D.
Almoravids-an Islamic religious…