Hannibal could probably have taken Rome itself immediately after the Battle of Cannae, so why didn't he?

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Hannibal, Rome and Cannae

by Keith Milton

It could be argued that Hannibal’s hesitation to go after Rome shortly after Cannae was because he lacked a siege train. Read more

The accomplishments of Hannibal were great, even in his own time, but the underestimation of the resiliency of his enemy proved to be his undoing.

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Hannibal of Carthage: Scourge of Rome

By Jonas L. Goldstein

The accomplishments of Hannibal from his departure from Spain, his crossing of the Alps, and his battles on the Italian peninsula, climaxing with his great victory at Cannae, were enough to permanently etch his name among the greatest military leaders of history. Read more

The careers of Thutmose III, Sargon II, Hannibal, Scipio Africans, Philip II, and Caesar Augustus teach many lessons needed to lead men into battle.

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What Makes Great Commanders Great?

By Richard A. Gabriel

Of the thousands of commanders who have served in history’s armies, why is it that only a few are remembered as great leaders of men in battle? Read more

Hannibal and the Second Punic War

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Hannibal and the Second Punic War

By Jonas L. Goldstein, LCDR, USN (Ret.)

The Carthaginian hero Hannibal Barca has long been considered to have possessed one of history’s greatest military minds. Read more