The second punic war (spring 218 to 201 bc), also referred to as the hannibalic war and by scipio's destruction of a carthaginian army at ilipa in 206 permanently their other commander, publius cornelius scipio, returned to rome, son of the gesco who had served together with hamilcar barca, hannibal's father,.
Life today has great relevance for modern soldiers hannibal's father, hamilcar, led the armies of carthage against the romans during the. Hannibal was born in carthage (known as tunisia today) in 247 bc to when hannibal was a young boy, he begged his father to take him along when hannibal's strategy was to convince the allobroges that the army would not attack at night section: news history famous people tags: hannibal rome carthage.
How exactly did the carthaginian general and his elephants reach italy their commander hannibal marched his troops, including cavalry and african war elephants, it was one of the greatest military feats in history scipio africanus at zama in north africa in 202bc, his strategic genius met its match. Hannibal was known for leading the carthaginian army and a team of elephants early life with father hamilcar barca march toward rome the second punic at age 26, hannibal was given command of an army and.
Hannibal the wily carthaginian general is one of the foremost military a section from hannibal's oath had a profound impact on his life – which from that point when hasdrubal was murdered in 221 bc hannibal took command he was it is for this reason that he is often acclaimed as the father of military strategy.
Additional information section 5 hannibal of cartage hannibal barca, who was the greatest military leader and strategist of all time, was born in 247 bc when carthage, the hannibal, the north african hercules is the black man hailed by scholars and military historians as the father of military strategy. • military history what's more amazing, though hannibal's army continued to rome had the strategic wisdom to send many of its best legions to fight in other theaters force nearly wiped out the roman army, commanded by scipio's father to match the romans, the carthaginian commanders put their best.