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Long after Hannibal had passed with elephants

Jones, Alan

Long after Hannibal had passed with elephants

poems and epigrams

by Jones, Alan

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Published by Edgewise Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAlan Jones.
SeriesEP ;, 1, EP (Series) ;, 1.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6060.O483 L66 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination59 p. :
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL816510M
ISBN 100964646609
LC Control Number95060584
OCLC/WorldCa35049449

  Hannibal had built a vast palisade running parallel to the river, which housed his prized war elephants and the infantry, while his highly-trained cavalry manned the fords. These defensive strategies meant the Spaniards had to risk crossing the river, which could reach almost 6ft (2m) deep with strong currents, or cross at the fords and battle. Hannibal fought his way, with elephants, through unfriendly natives to and through the Alps, through wintry mountain passes, and entered the Italian Peninsula to wage war against the Romans. As Hannibal descended from the Alps, the Romans were waiting for him. Hannibal led his emaciated, fatigued, dwindling, outnumbered army against one RomanCited by: 1.

One of the greatest commanders of the ancient world brought vividly to life: Hannibal, the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with his war elephants and brought Rome to its knees. Hannibal Barca of Carthage, born BC, was one of the great generals of the ancient world. Hannibal in the Alps The Carthaginian general Hannibal ( BCE) was one of the greatest military leaders in history. His most famous campaign took place during the Second Punic War (), when he caught the Romans off guard by crossing the Alps.

Hannibal, one of history’s most famous generals, achieved what the Romans thought to be impossible. With a vast army of 30, troops, 15, horses and 37 war elephants, he crossed the mighty. Hannibal (/ ˈ h æ n ɪ b əl /; Punic: 𐤇𐤍𐤁𐤏𐤋𐤟𐤁𐤓𐤒, BRQ ḤNBʿL; – between and BC) was a Carthaginian general and statesman who commanded Carthage's main army against Rome during the Second Punic War (– BC). He is widely considered one of the greatest military commanders in world history. His father, Hamilcar Barca, was a leading Carthaginian Allegiance: Carthage (– BC), Seleucid .


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Long after Hannibal had passed with elephants by Jones, Alan Download PDF EPUB FB2

ALAN JONES'S first book of poetry, LONG AFTER HANNIBAL HAD PASSED WITH ELEPHANTS: POEMS AND EPIGRAMS, has been described as a tour de force in recent literature. Caustic love lyrics in the tradition of Catullus. ALAN JONES is the co-author of. Long after Hannibal had passed with elephants: Poems and epigrams by Jones, Alan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   In a quest to join up with anti-Roman allies, Hannibal ledtroops and 40 elephants on a treacherous journey through the Alps.

Many troops and animals were killed while crossing the Alps, and to this day, Hannibal’s completion of this journey is revered as one of the greatest military moments in : Mrreese.

Whatever Happened to Hannibal’s Elephants. October 2, and when the elephants, driven along the stationary raft as along a road had passed, the females leading the way, on to the smaller raft which was joined to it, the lashings, by which it was slightly fastened, being immediately let go, it was drawn by some light boats to the other side.

Short answer: the number varied due to reinforcements. At Zama the elephants were presumably locally raised and not brought back form Italy. According to the book Hannibal (part pf Osprey Publishing’s Commanders series, link to book here), on page.

In The War with Hannibal, Livy (59 BC AD 17) chronicles the events of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, until the Battle of Zama in BC. He vividly recreates the immense armies of Hannibal, complete with elephants, crossing the Alps; the panic as they approached the gates of Rome; and the decimation of the Roman army at the.

That happened here at Zama. For that reason, the elephants usually had mahouts with lances (you can see them in the picture), whose job was to kill the elephant as soon as he or she (both males and females were used) threatened the home side.

Long story short. Probably a sub-species of Indian. And soooo much fun to imagine. The trouble with elephants, of course, is that they’re big.

They eat a lot of fodder in a day, and Hannibal had sixty in his army that he had to take care of. He did fine, for a while, when the Romans were actually meeting him on the field of battle.

They had been replaced, in large part, by allied recruits, who fought faithfully under him. Hannibal’s Elephants Crossing the Rhine River. Brilliant Tactics Last but not least, Hannibal beat the long odds against him, and was victorious for so long against the Romans, because he had a.

How Hannibal managed to get thousands of men, horses and mules, and 37 elephants over the Alps is one magnificent feat.” • This article was.

Hannibal's Elephants Hardcover – January 1, by Alfred Powers (Author), James Reid (Illustrator) See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Author: Alfred Powers. Hannibal had more than 80 elephants at his disposal to intimidate his enemies on the battlefield, but they were a logistical nightmare for the army.

FACT CHECK: We. Once there were elephants nearly everywhere, but by the time of Hannibal's march in B.C. they had already dwindled to the two species extant today, the Indian, or Asian, elephants. He had assembled 80 African elephants, but they ended by stampeding and doing more harm to their own side than to Rome’s, even though Hannibal’s father had pioneered a method of hammering spikes into the skulls of any beasts who went wild and began to charge their own supporters.

The effects of the Hannibalic War left a lasting impact on Italy. More precisely, the accounts of Hannibal crossing the Alps (with his elephants) can be found in Polybius (Book 3) and Livy (Book 21). In terms of ancient ships, very little archaeological evidence has survived as wooden ships would not last 2, years.

Hannibal's crossing of the Alps in BC was one of the major events of the Second Punic War, and one of the most celebrated achievements of any military force in ancient warfare.

Hannibal managed to lead his Carthaginian army over the Alps and into Italy to take the war directly to the Roman Republic, bypassing Roman and allied land garrisons and Roman naval on: Italia, Hispania, Cisalpine Gaul, Transalpine Gaul.

Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca followed in his predecessors’ footsteps, including Pyrrhus of Epirus, by using elephants as war animals during the Punic Wars against the Romans (– BC).

Those pachyderms, which numbered to around 37–40 ind. Hannibal, (born bce, North Africa—died c. – bce, Libyssa, Bithynia [near Gebze, Turkey]), Carthaginian general, one of the great military leaders of antiquity, who commanded the Carthaginian forces against Rome in the Second Punic War (– bce) and who continued to oppose Rome and its satellites until his death.

Early life. Hannibal was the son of the great Carthaginian. Ancient Rome was nearly extinguished in the 3rd century BC. Who was Hannibal, and did he really cross the Alps with elephants??. Yes. Hannibal ( - BC) was a Carthaginian general raised with a profound hatred of Rome, which had been gaining ground in the Mediterranean and dominating the trade routes.

Carthage is located in modern-day Tunisia, near the capital city of Tunis. Hannibal mounted his infamous invasion of Italy during the Second Punic War against Rome, which spanned B.C.

to B.C. But two years before he took on Rome, the Carthaginian general fought a. Hannibal. If we could go back more than three thousand years, and be present at one of the banquets of Egypt or of the great kingdoms of the East, we should be struck by the wonderful colour which blazed in some of the hangings on the walls, and in the dresses of the guests; and if, coveting the same beautiful colour for our own homes, we asked where it came from, the answer would be that it.The War with Hannibal.

After the Carthaginians had made peace with ome, and had withdrawn their troops from Sicily, they had to endure three terrible years of warfare with their own subjects and soldiers, in the country round about Carthage.

But through all this time of defeat and disaster, there was one man among them who remained undismayed.After a long and undecided struggle [Hannibal] ordered the elephants to be brought up into the fighting line, in the hope that they would create confusion and panic among the enemy.

At first they threw the front ranks into disorder, trampling some underfoot and scattering those round in wild alarm.