Hannibal deliberately provoked Hannibal into war. On war elephants, Hannibal continues his march from North Africa via the Alps into the Italian Peninsula. Along the way, he makes a lot of friends. The Romans are terrified since the Gauls were the last group to invade Italy. They know that if Hannibal wins, all hope for Rome will be lost.
The story begins with the kidnapping of Hanno the Elder, a wealthy Roman citizen. In revenge, Hanno's son Hannibal crosses the sea to lead an attack on Carthage. But this is not just any attack; it is a full-scale invasion led by one man who plans to destroy the city.
During the battle, which ends in a draw, both sides suffer heavy casualties. However, because of his friendship with Hannibal, the people of Carthage feel that they can't fight him so they make peace with him. This starts a chain reaction where other countries around them get scared and want revenge too. Before long, everyone has gone to war except for Carthage and Rome.
In another part of Europe, another young hero is trying to start a war file his own name. His name is Julius Caesar and he has many things in common with Hannibal. They are both military leaders who have defeated their opponents in battle but could not stop there since both of them wanted more.
Invasion of Italy by Hannibal Hannibal felt he could supplement his army with anti-Roman Gauls and city-states prepared to swap allegiances. Rome dispatched multiple troops to confront Hannibal. However, these attempts culminated in Roman loss. Although Rome resisted, resources and manpower were progressively dwindling. Finally, in an attempt to end the war, they made a deal with Hannibal: if he stopped fighting them, they would not attack him.
This is when the story takes a turn for the worse. Knowing that they had struck a deal with Rome, which included laying down their arms, Hannibal decided to continue the war anyway. He reasoned that since Rome was now an enemy, any country that fell under their control could never be trusted again. Also, since they were weak, any of these countries could eventually turn on Rome themselves.
In addition, Hannibal wanted revenge against Rome for destroying his father's life's work. He also wanted to show the Greeks that Rome was not to be trifled with. Last but not least, he enjoyed killing Romans because it gave him pleasure.
In short, Hannibal invaded Italy because it was the best way to fight a long-lasting war and because he wanted to kill everyone involved with the destruction of his father's army.
Africanus Scipio During the Second Punic War, the famous Carthaginian commander Hannibal invaded Italy and won major victories at Lake Trasimene and Cannae before succumbing to Rome's Scipio Africanus in 202 B.C., ceding control of the western Mediterranean and much of Spain to Rome.
This victory brought an end to the Second Punic War which had been raging for ten years. The Romans paid a huge price for this victory though, losing nearly 6,000 men while the Carthaginians only lost about 1,200 soldiers. This shows that even though they were the better military team, the Romans were willing to sacrifice many lives to win their wars against the Carthaginians.
After the defeat at Cannae, Carthage was forced to make peace with Rome. As part of the treaty, Carthage gave up all claims on Italy and Spain. Also under the terms of the treaty, both sides were allowed to maintain their own government systems in their respective territories. This prevented another full-scale war between the two nations until the third century A.D.
In addition to being one of the most successful generals in history, Scipio Africanus also achieved many other successes during his career. He was elected mayor of Rome three times and also served as a senator. In addition, he wrote several books on warfare and politics which are still used today by military leaders and politicians alike.