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published on 28 April 2011
Hannibal, son of Hamilcar Barca, (248–183 or 182 BC), commonly known as Hannibal was a Carthaginian military commander and tactician who is popularly credited as one of the most talented commanders in history. His father Hamilcar Barca was the leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War. Hannibal lived during a period of tension in the Mediterranean... [continue reading]
Scipio Africanus Major (so named because of his military victories in Africa which won the Second Punic War, also known as Scipio the Elder) was born Publius Cornelius Scipio in 236 BCE. His family was of Etruscan descent and of the Patrician upper class. His father, also Publius Cornelius Scipio, was a Roman consul and, in 218 BCE, brought his... [continue reading]