Hannibal and the Second Punic War

Fleiner, C. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


A look at the period leading up to Hannibal’s attack, what their general character and situation was – then how the contemporary Carthaginian culture compared. We’ll set up the conflict by looking at previous ties between Carthage and Rome and how things go pear-shaped with the first Punic War -- a general bit of background so that we can get properly stuck in to Hannibal’s war: why he was so anti-Roman, for example; the provocation to war – the strengths and weaknesses on both sides.
Then we can take a trip across the Alps ourselves: a brief chronology of the battles down to the showdown at Cannae in 218 BC will reveal much about Hannibal’s tactics and the Romans’ cultural and political traditions, and what happens when the two come into conflict. So it will be famous battles and famous generals a go go. We don’t have time to do the entire war, so we’ll focus on the period down to 216 (the battle of Cannae
Period21 Feb 2019
Held atHistorical Association of North West London and Hampstead
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional