What Polybius was saying was that the events of the First Punic War and the success in Spain distilled a hatred for Rome in the Carthaginian people but more importantly his son Hannibal. By placing this hatred in the hearts and minds of the Carthaginian people and his son Hannibal this was the actual reason that led to the Second Punic War... displayed 300 characters
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By placing this hatred in the hearts and minds of the Carthaginian people and his son Hannibal this was the actual reason that led to the Second Punic War.
However I would have to agree more with the view of Goldsworthy on the reason why hostile activities between Carthage and Rome resumed. It is Goldsworthy’s view that one of the main reasons that the war came about was the fact that Carthage made Rome nervous... displayed next 300 characters
In the Battle of Cannae in 216 BC the Romans suffered their greatest military defeat ever, losing over 30,000 men. According to the Greek historian Polybius, in the Battle of Cannae two Roman leaders had a dispute over whether to advance or not...
The problem was he had to go by land because Rome controlled the
seas. Hannibal takes an army of thirty-five to forty thousand men, some on
foot and others on horse, along with fifty war elephants across the
Pyrenees and the Alps in August of 218...
Hannibal took a 1,000 mile trek from New Carthage, Spain, through the Alps, Northern Italy, and finally to Carthage. Hannibal won most of his battles with Rome, but never got the reinforcement he needed to over take Rome...
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