The Second Punic War, 218-201 BC

It was the second of three wars fought between Carthage and Rome, the two main powers of the western Mediterranean in the 3rd c. BC.

There were three main military theatres during the war: Italy, where the Carthaginian general Hannibal defeated the Roman legions repeatedly; Iberia, where Hasdrubal, Hannibal’s younger brother, defended the Carthaginian colonial cities with mixed success until moving into Italy; and Africa, where the war was decided.

A Map of the Punic Wars. (c)Encylopaedia Britannica

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