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Hannibal: Rome’s greatest nightmare

Philip Freeman discusses the life of the brilliant Carthaginian general who almost brought Rome to its knees

Published: July 27, 2022 at 11:26 am
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Philip Freeman shares the story of how the brilliant Carthaginian general Hannibal led his elephants over the Alps and into Rome’s nightmares, making his name a byword for terror for centuries. Speaking to Spencer Mizen, he reveals how Hannibal outfoxed his mortal enemy, only to throw it all away.


Philip Freeman is the author of Hannibal: Rome’s Greatest Enemy (Pegasus, 2022)


Spencer MizenProduction Editor, BBC History Magazine

Spencer is production editor of BBC History Magazine


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