Semester Review - Hannibal

Morgan Mote

The 2nd Punic War

In 219 B.C., Hannibal of Carthage led an attack on Saguntum, an independent city allied with Rome, which sparked the outbreak of the Second Punic War.


The Struggle

In 203 B.C., Hannibal abandoned the struggle in Italy to defend North Africa, and he suffered a devastating defeat at the hands of Publius Cornelius Scipio at Zama the following year.


The Beginning of the End

Though the treaty concluding the Second Punic War put an end to Carthage's status as an imperial power, Hannibal continued to pursue his lifelong dream of destroying Rome up until his death in 183 B.C.