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Hannibal Barca: Rome’s Greatest Adversary
April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join historical enthusiast and re-enactor, Edward Hammond, for an online presentation telling the story of the Carthaginian military leader, Hannibal Barca, and his epic journey across the Alps to confront the armies of the nascent Roman Republic at the height of the Second Punic War. Whilst the legends of Hannibal’s military exploits have long existed in the popular imagination, and as his tactical genius continues to inform modern day military strategy, his status as a great military leader has often been overshadowed by contemporary Roman rivals, future leaders, and historians. Whilst introducing you to the narrative of the Second Punic War – one of the most destructive conflicts of the entire 3rd century BC – this presentation will address some of these debates in order to provide a compelling insight into an often overlooked part of classical history, whilst coming to a renewed understanding of just how close Hannibal came to annihilating an overconfident Roman state.
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