CT-01 Hannibal Barca, The Carthaginians



The most famous Carthaginian was Hannibal Barca (247-183/181BC) who is widely considered as one of the greatest military commanders in history.
His father, Hamilcar Barca, was a leading Carthaginian commander during the first Punic War (264-241BC). He had two younger brothers Mago and Hasdrubal who both also commanded Carthaginian armies.

Hannibal is often regarded as one of the greatest military strategists in ancient history, together with Philip of Macedon, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Scipio Africanus.
He has been cited by various subsequent military leaders, such as Napoleon Bonaparte, as an inspiration and the greatest strategist of all, and with the double envelopment at the battle of Cannae an enduring legacy of his tactical brilliance.