Hannibal barca the carthaginian general hannibal (247-182 bce) was one of the greatest military leaders in history his most famous campaign took place during the second punic war (218-202), when he caught the romans off guard by crossing the alps. Among the great captains of military history, few stand as high, and none higher, than hannibal barca he was born the son of hamilcar barca in 247 bc, shortly before the carthaginian defeat in the first punic war. That year, the second punic war began when hannibal attacked the cited of saguntum in iberia, which had allied with the romans despite being in the carthaginian sphere of influence. Hannibal barca, the son of hamilcar barca has been described by several classical and modern authors as one of the greatest war strategists who ever lived he fought and won several battles against the roman state which at the time was the superpower.
Hannibal barca was born in 247 bce, his birthplace carthage was about to lose a long and very important war carthage had been the mediterranean’s most prosperous seaport and possessed wealthy provinces, but it had suffered severe losses from the romans in the first punic wars (264-241)1. Hannibal was born in 247 bc at carthage (africa) as a heritage from his father he hated the romans, which made him later in life a vicious opponent hannibal barca 10-07-2017 history admin hamilcar succeeded to reclaim most of the iberian peninsula (spain) under cartaginian influence, but they also lost the islands of sicily. Hannibal: a leader for today hannibal that contributed to his success on the battlefield hannibal won extraordinary ever-increasing power2 as hamilcar moved carthaginian influence west, he met 'ernie bradford, hannibal (new york: mcgraw-hill book company, 1981), 29. Tactical/operational genius, hannibal barca hannibal barca, general of carthage during the 2d punic war with rome, 218-202 bc, has few peers in the annals of military history.
The influence of friends then, and still more that of circumstances, in doing violence to and changing the natural character of hannibal, is shown by what i have narrated and will be shown by what i have to narrate. Hannibal hannibal barca: military genius by adel beshara introduction carthage before hannibal carthage, one of the most famous cities of antiquity, was founded on the north coast of africa by the phoenicians of tyre (sur) in 814 bc the founding of carthage was closely followed by the establishment of other phoenician cities in the western. Hannibal was the son of the great carthaginian general hamilcar barca the greek historian polybius and the roman historian livy are the two primary sources for his life according to them, hannibal was taken to spain by his father and at an early age was made to swear eternal hostility to rome. Hannibal barca was born in carthage in 247 bce, the son of carthaginian general hamilcar barca and a spanish wife he would come to be known throughout the world as one of the greatest military minds of the classical age. Hannibal barca of carthage the life of the carthaginian general hannibal barca and his lifelong struggle against the romans, set against the background of the punic wars between carthage and rome this blog links to a related web-site that contains additional information and images.
Hannibal (general) (247-183 bc), carthaginian general, son of hamilcar barca, whose march on rome from spain across the alps in 218-217 bc remains one of the greatest feats in military history at the age of nine hannibal accompanied his father on the carthaginian expedition to conquer spain. On the obverse is a depiction of heracles/melqart, most likely with the facial features of hamilcar barca, father of hannibal barca on the reverse is a depiction of a man riding an elephant it was only a matter of time before the two powers came into conflict to settle once and for all which was the dominant civilization of the time. - hannibal barca was born in 247 bc in the city of carthage, which was located in modern tunis, or the northern tip of africa his father, hamilcar barca, was a great carthaginian general of the army who fought in the first punic war between rome and carthage, which the latter lost. The influence of hannibal barca essay his time o hannibal barca (247-183/182 bc) “excited, frightened and – once safely dead – drew reluctant admiration from the romans” (hoyos, 2008) for an historian to assess hannibal’s legacy they would need to acknowledge both his immediate impact on the mediterranean world and his lasting.
Hannibal's feat in crossing the alps with war elephants passed into european legend: a fresco detail, ca 1510, capitoline museums, rome hannibal (from punic, literally baal is merciful to me, 247 bc - 183 bc) (sometimes referred to as hannibal barca) was a politician and statesman, and is considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. Hannibal barca was born in carthage (present-day tunisia) in approximately 247 bc he was the son of carthaginian general hamilcar barca (barca meaning thunderbolt) after carthage's defeat by. Hannibal barca (247-183 bc) was a carthaginian general and one of the greatest military leaders of the ancient world a brilliant strategist, he developed tactics of outflanking and surrounding the enemy with the combined forces of infantry and cavalry. Hannibal barca (247-183 bc) was a carthaginian general and one of the greatest s of the ancient world a brilliant strategist, he developed tactics of outflanking and surrounding the enemy with the combined forces of infantry and cavalry.
As for hannibal’s surname, barca, it might not have even been his surname his contemporaries would have called him “hannibal, son of hamilcar” hannibal’s father was the first to be recorded with the name barca, though it may have been a nickname. Hannibal barca was a carthaginian general at the same time as the roman republic. Hannibal barca was a carthaginian military commander and tactician during the second punic war against romealthough his campaign ended in defeat, he was wildly successful against the romans at first, and he is widely considered to be one of the greatest military minds of all time.