Author(s): Patrick N. Hunt
In The Third Century BCE, Carthage was the great mercantile power of the Mediterranean world, with colonies from Spain to Sicily. When the increasingly powerful Roman Republic challenged Carthage for primacy in the Mediterranean, Carthage's leading general, Hannibal, took the fight to Rome, Overpowering all the armies that were sent to stop him, he threatened Rome itself before being defeated in one of the epic battles of the ancient world. This authoritative biography brings to life the great commander who crossed the Alps with his war elephants, one of the most remarkable achievements in military history. Book jacket.