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    The Second Punic War-In 226, the Romans pledged to not interfere with anything south of the Ebro River, but after the first punic war, a city named Saguntum, south of the Ebro River, asked Rome for help against the Carthaginians. The Roman Senate responded favorably, and ignored the pledge. The Romans helped, but the Carthaginians won when Saguntum fell under their siege. This lead to the Romans declaring war, which was the Start of the Second Punic War. This war last from 218 BC until 201 BC, and

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    the Second Punic war. During this time he transformed Carthage from being a lowly place into a military superpower. Although he lost the war, his tactics were far beyond any other person at the time, which had won him many battles even when the odds were stacked against him. Hannibal was born in 247 BCE in Carthage, located in North Africa. When he was born, Carthage was about to lose The first Punic War. “His father Hamilcar Barca was the leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War”(ancient

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    Second Punic War

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    The cause of the Second Punic War is an issue of some great debate. Polybius is someone who gives a very good account of the events that led to the war, blaming the Carthaginians for causing the war. This raises a very large question on the part of Polybius. Was he right to assume that it was the actions of Hannibal and the Carthaginians that led to the war, or was there some other underlying events that took place the actually caused the Second Punic War? It is my belief that Polybius assumption

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    Second Punic War Analysis

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    Introduction If the second Punic war is to be discussed, I think it is very important to discuss the first Punic war and its motivations and outcomes, because there is a significant link between the two. Of course, as we know a second of anything is made possible by the first, and in the case of the Punic wars, the first war not only made way for the second, it also gave birth and motivation to one of the greatest and most influential participants of the second Punic war, Hannibal. As we explore

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    Roman Empire. and never saw her again. Hamilcar made Hannibal swear to a Carthaginian god to be a forever enemy of the Romans and after Hamilcar died in war, he passed his power over to his son-in-law Hasdrubal in 230 B.C. (Green 59). After Hasdrubal dies in 221 B.C., Hannibal is put in command of the Carthaginians (Green 17). He won the Second Punic War by striking fear in the enemy and then defeating them. Hannibal was a strategic commander, a fearless fighter, and a sensible leader. Hannibal used

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    military leader during the Second Punic War 218 BCE through 201 BCE against the most power rising adversary the Roman Empire. Hannibal was born in Carthage to a family of great wealth. He was reared by a military father, whose ambition was to defeat and conquer the Roman Empire. Although, his father plans never became a reality of defeating the enemy, His investment was in his son Hannibal to bring the powerful Roman Empire to a devastating end. During the First Punic War Rome, Rome successfully

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    “The Second Punic war started due to the growing rivalry between two great powers that were now struggling for supremacy in the western Mediterranean.” (Morey, 2010, chapter XV) Those two great powers being Spain and Rome. As the Carthaginian dominion grew in Spain, Rome became worried as the territory of her rival was expanding North. Basically, Rome tried to bargain with Carthage (which was in Spain) and the Greek city of Saguntum. When Hamilcar died, his son Hannibal took over and expressed his

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    despair then became a Roman advantage, which then made Roman victory attainable, and expansion in Spain and Northern Africa a possibility. (Stillman, 20-21) Consequently, the loyalty of Rome’s allies proved more powerful than the disloyalty in the Second Punic War. Therefore, it was because of Rome’s loyal allies that successful expansion occurred. Overall, through loyalty due to her allies’ cooperation, contribution of men for the Roman army, and protection, Rome expanded. Such expansion spread from conquering

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    Hannibal, the general of the Carthaginian army during the Punic Wars. There were three Punic Wars. They were fought between Rome and Carthage. The three wars were fought between 264 B.C. and 146 B.C. Many people were scared of Hannibal but that didn’t stop the Romans as they won all three wars. Although Hannibal was a great general and he made a big impact on Carthage as a nation, he was no match for Rome in the Punic Wars. By the time the first war broke out, Rome had established themselves as the dominant

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    Hannibal Hannibal Baraca had a burning hatred for Rome. “There was no real reason for Carthage and Rome to despise of each other” (“Hannibal the Warrior”). They just had many differences. Hannibal grew up learning war tactics from his father and brother-in-law. When he was old enough he was voted army commander by popular demand. For 17 years Hannibal devoted himself to conquering Rome, who conquered Iberia, crossed the Alps, and destroyed Roman armies in Italy; yet they were defeated and lost everything

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