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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
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)