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  Hannibal Barca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hannibal Barca ("mercy of Baal") was the son of Hamilcar Barca.
Hannibal successfully crossed the mountains, despite numerous obstacles such as harsh climate and terrain, the guerrilla tactics of the native tribes, and the challenge of commanding an army diverse in race and language.
Hannibal's legacy also extends to the field of military history, as he is universally ranked as one of the greatest military strategists and tacticians of the Western world, alongside Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Robert E. Lee, Erwin Rommel, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Frederick the Great among others.
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 Hannibal - a biography
In 221, Hasdrubal was murdered and Hannibal was elected commander by the Carthaginian army in Iberia.
Hannibal's convex, crescent shaped lines slowly became concave under pressure of the Roman elite troops in the center, which, being encircled and finally surrounded by the Carthaginian cavalry in the rear, failed to break through the Carthaginian lines and were destroyed (picture).
Hannibal's situation became difficult and his government was unwilling to risk extra troops: the lines of contact were too long.
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 Hannibal Barca was the greatest military leader of all time.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Hannibal performed the astounding feat of marching his army and war elephants through the Alps to surprise and conquer his enemies in 218 B.C. With only 26,000 of his original force of 82,000 troops, he defeated Rome which was the mightiest military power at the time, with an army of a million men.
Hannibal was famous for his honourable and courteous treatment of prisoners, friendly camaraderie with his troops, the frightening intensity of his anger, and his intense hatred of Rome.
Hannibal was a member of the Barca family which was the most prominent family of the Carthaginian Empire which was renowned for its enormous prosperity and dominance of the Mediterranean Sea.
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 Hannibal Barca - History Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Hannibal waged war on Rome in hope of conquest, but the deeper meaning was the hate and the pact that he had made with his father when he was nine.
Hannibal was well aware of the city of Emporion, north of the Ebro, for he needed to capture it since it could be used as a base of operations for a Roman offensive against Spain, which would cause him great conflict and troubles that he could do without.
Hannibal was not ready for a pitched battle, so he made it a “principle never to be drawn into a decisive engagement unless by deliberate choice, and certainly not on a casual impulse.
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 BookRags: Hannibal Barca Biography
Hannibal Barca (247-183 BC) was a Carthaginian general and one of the greatest s of the ancient world.
Hannibal, on the other hand, wanted to cross the Alps and reach the Po Valley before the Romans were able to collect their forces against an unexpected invader.
Hannibal now concentrated his forces in Bruttium, where he held his ground for 4 more years, until he was recalled in 203 to defend Carthage against the victorious army of Publius Cornelius Scipio the Elder (Scipio Africanus Major).
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 Hannibal Barca
Hannibal now showed that he could be a statesman as well as soldier.
The Romans, alarmed by this prosperity and fearing that Hannibal might renew the war against them, demanded his surrender, but he fled to Asia.
Hannibal took poison, ending the life of one of the greatest military leaders of ancient times.
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 Hannibal Barca quiz -- free game
"Hannibal Barca was a skilled soldier and ranks among some of the greatest military leaders of all time, including Napoleon and Alexander the Great.
When Hannibal tried to win over Rome's allies by diplomatic means, the Romans hired a dictator to follow him, but avoid battle.
At the end of every battle, Hannibal took something from the dead Romans so he could later prove that he was the one who defeated them.
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 Hannibal Barca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Hannibal Barca is the most famous of the three Carthaginian military leaders known as Hannibal, the guy who famously led his forces -- including elephants -- across the Alps and into Rome, where he terrorized Roman forces during the Second Punic War.
The son of a general, Hannibal became the commander of the army in 221 B.C. and waged victorious campaigns across northwestern Iberia (modern Spain).
Determined to have revenge on Rome for its victory in the First Punic War, Hannibal led his forces in a daring overland campaign in 218 B.C., rather than challenge Roman forces on the Mediterranean.
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 Hannibal, CMO - Editorial - CMO Magazine
Hannibal’s aim was to have a base of operations from which to attack Rome.
Hannibal was bold and used the element of surprise.
Hannibal’s first major battle with the Romans was at the Trebbia River against the Roman consul Sempronius Longus.
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 HANNIBAL, THE AFRICAN WARRIOR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Hannibal was born to one of the most distinguished families in Carthage--the Barcas.
Hannibal's soldiers fought a courageous fight, but they were outflanked and defeated by the powerful Roman legions.
Hannibal increased the stability and prosperity of Carthage so well that Carthage soon regained its place as the commercial capital of the western Mediterranean.
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 Hannibal Barca
Before Hannibal Carthage, one of the most famous cities of antiquity, was...
Barca a great general of the Carthaginian army.
Hannibal was the oldest son of the Carthaginian general Hamilcar Barca, who
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 Hannibal Barca
Hannibal, who was only about nine years old at the time, took the oath and never broke it.
But since they were not nearly as competent in fighting as Hannibal's men were, they were doomed to fail.
Amazingly, in spite of all the uncertainties, the Roman Republic refused to negotiate with Hannibal.
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 Hamilcar Barca - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
From mountain bases near Palermo he made repeated raids on the Romans and relieved the Punic garrison in Lilybaeum.
However, the Carthaginians were defeated, and Hamilcar Barca negotiated the terms of the peace that led to Carthage 's withdrawal from Sicily.
Hamilcar was probably the ablest general and statesman that Carthage had before his son Hannibal.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/H/HamilcarB.asp   (239 words)

 untitled.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
- Hannibal's father was Hamilcar Barca a great general of the Carthaginian army.
-Hasdrubal was a good general but was weak in confidence so he made his step brother Hannibal the general of the entire Carthaginian army.
-At age 26 Hannibal becomes in control of the whole Carthaginian army and ruler of Carthage.
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 Phoenicia, Phoenicians & Punic: Famous Carthaginians
The material on this page is from the most comprehensive Web resource on the life of Hannibal Barca and the Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage compiled by Hilary Gowen.
PW3 - led the cavalry (the 1st of them deserted to the Romans in 147after beating them several times and went to Rome after his defection)commander of the cavalry beated repeatedly the Romans in PW3 but changed side when he saw Carthage was doomed.
Though never determinant he covered for a while the Sicilian invasion and then deliverd to Hannibal the only support ever directed to Italy before Hasdrubal Barka in 207 BC.
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 Hannibal the Conqueror (2008)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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