The route that Hannibal’s army took over the Alps during the second Punic War.

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The route that Hannibal’s army took over the Alps during the second Punic War.

“Punic Wars” Fig. III Nicholas Subkov (Николай Зубков)

“Punic Wars” Fig. III Nicholas Subkov (Николай Зубков)

Rome: The Punic Wars - Chapter 1: The First Punic War. Mystery of History Volume 1, Lesson 91 #MOHI91

Rome: The Punic Wars - Chapter 1: The First Punic War. Mystery of History Volume 1, Lesson 91 #MOHI91

Carthaginian officers during the Punic Wars. The officer class was comprised of aristocratic men from the noble strata of society. It was only during the conclusion of the first Punic War that men of more humble origins came to the fore. Unfortunately it was too late and Carthage was defeated.

Carthaginian officers during the Punic Wars. The officer class was comprised of aristocratic men from the noble strata of society. It was only during the conclusion of the first Punic War that men of more humble origins came to the fore. Unfortunately it was too late and Carthage was defeated.

▶ Extra History - Rome: The Punic Wars - Chapter 3: The Second Punic War Rages On - SOTW Ch. 29

▶ Extra History - Rome: The Punic Wars - Chapter 3: The Second Punic War Rages On - SOTW Ch. 29

The port of ancient Carthage.   The Roman control began with the victory in the 3rd Punic War in 146 BCE.  This truly would have been worth living to see....One of the strongest city-states in the world at that time.

The port of ancient Carthage. The Roman control began with the victory in the 3rd Punic War in 146 BCE. This truly would have been worth living to see....One of the strongest city-states in the world at that time.

Extra History - Rome: The Punic Wars - Chapter 2: The Second Punic War B...

Extra History - Rome: The Punic Wars - Chapter 2: The Second Punic War B...

Carthaginian troops, wearing chain mail (lorica hamata) hauberks. The Romans were the first major proponents of chain mail and during the First Punic War the Carthaginians were treated to a front row demonstration of its protective abilities. They were notably impressed and Hannibal’s African troops often stripped dead Romans for their elaborate hauberks.

Lions of Carthage- Hannibal’s African Infantry at the Battle of Cannae 216 BC

Carthaginian troops, wearing chain mail (lorica hamata) hauberks. The Romans were the first major proponents of chain mail and during the First Punic War the Carthaginians were treated to a front row demonstration of its protective abilities. They were notably impressed and Hannibal’s African troops often stripped dead Romans for their elaborate hauberks.

Hannibal Barca -Hannibal, son of Hamilcar Barca(247 – 183/182 BC)[was a Punic Carthaginian military commander, generally considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. His father, Hamilcar Barca, was the leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War, his younger brothers were Mago and Hasdrubal, and he was brother-in-law to Hasdrubal the Fair.

Hannibal Barca -Hannibal, son of Hamilcar Barca(247 – 183/182 BC)[was a Punic Carthaginian military commander, generally considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. His father, Hamilcar Barca, was the leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War, his younger brothers were Mago and Hasdrubal, and he was brother-in-law to Hasdrubal the Fair.

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