Hannibal Barca -Hannibal, son of Hamilcar Barca(247 – 183/182 BC)[was a Punic Carthaginian military commander, generally considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. His father, Hamilcar Barca, was the leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War, his younger brothers were Mago and Hasdrubal, and he was brother-in-law to Hasdrubal the Fair.
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Depiction of Hannibal and his army crossing the Alps during the Second Punic War. The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 BC to 146 BC. At the time, they were probably the largest wars that had ever taken place.
Carthaginian officers during the Punic Wars. The officer class was comprised of aristocratic men from the noble strata of society. It was only during the conclusion of the first Punic War that men of more humble origins came to the fore. Unfortunately it was too late and Carthage was defeated.