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Hannibal: the field of vengeance

In 219 BC, Hannibal of Carthage led an attack on Sagunto, allied with an independent city with Rome that led to the outbreak of the Second Punic War. Then he pulled his huge army over the Pyrenees and the Alps in central Italy in what would be remembered as one of the most famous campaigns in history. After a series of victories, especially that he entered Canas in 216 BC, Hannibal had gained ground in southern Italy, but refused to mount an attack on Rome itself. The Romans, however, recovered to lead the Carthaginians of Spain and launch an invasion of North Africa. In 203 BC, Hannibal gave up the struggle in Italy to defend North Africa, and suffered an overwhelming defeat by Scipio in Zama the following year. Although the contract ended the status of the Second Punic War, ending Carthage as an imperial power, Hannibal put his dream to destroy Rome until his death in 183 BC to proceed.

Early life and attack HANNIBAL Saguntum
Hannibal was born in 247 BC North Africa. Polybius and Li…