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The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic Characters & Character Analysis

Robert L. O'Connell
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Important People

Hannibal

Hannibal, whose name means "he who enjoys Baal's favor," was a brilliant tactician. He spent the first nine years of his life in Carthage and then went on to Spain, at his own choosing, with his father. Before he left for Spain, he swore an oath to do all he could to destroy Rome. When Hannibal was older, he led troops over the Alps into Italy. His enemies called him ruthless and barbaric, yet history seems to show another side of him. He soundly defeated the Roman army during a battle at Cannae. The power he got he earned by working with his soldiers, fighting aggressively. He used impressive fighting strategies such as tying wood on the horns of animals and then lighting the wood on fire as the animals ran off so the enemy would think it was his army on the move.

Titus Livius

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