Hannibal is often regarded as one of the greatest military tacticians in history and one of the greatest generals of Mediterranean antiquity, together with Philip of Macedon, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Scipio Africanus and Pyrrhus.Hannibal is often regarded as one of the greatest military tacticians in history and one of the greatest generals of Mediterranean antiquity, together with Philip of Macedon, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Scipio Africanus and Pyrrhus
Who was the general that beat Hannibal?
Scipio Africanus the Elder Battle of Zama, (202 bce), victory of the Romans led by Scipio Africanus the Elder over the Carthaginians commanded by Hannibal.
Who was the great general of Rome?
Scipio Africanus Terkko Navigator / Scipio Africanus : Romes greatest general.
What did the Romans think of Hannibal?
Livy records that Hannibal had a dream in which he was marching through Italy and a vicious snake was following him. Romans in respected him as a general and tragic figure, but hated him as a tricky and faithless Phoenician. He is rarely discussed as a good person.
Why did Scipio beat Hannibal?
Like Hannibal did at Cannae Scipio took advantage of his more numerous cavalry by overloading one side. His right flank having Masinissas 4,000 cavalry and left with 2,000 Roman cavalry while Hannibal had 2,000 on either side. Both flanks of Hannibals cavalry were quickly routed and chased from the field.
Why did the Romans not like Hannibal?
According to Livy, Hannibal fled to the Syrian court at Ephesus after his opponents within the Carthaginian nobility denounced him to the Romans for encouraging Antiochus III of Syria to take up arms against Rome.