In the history of military generals and commanders, there have been many great ones. Without a doubt Hannibal was truly one of the greatest. No one hated the Romans more, and this hatred (which was passed down from his father) would fuel a fire that would become the Romans greatest nightmare. No one would ever stick it to the Romans like Hannibal. Long after his demise his name still brought fear to the people of Rome, his legend would become Rome’s "boogieman. For generations to come children were told at bed time "go to sleep little one or Hannibal will get you", or another phrase roman parents to scare their kids into minding would be "Hannibal is at the gates", but the day Hannibal truly was at the gates it sent waves of terror through the bodies of every man, woman and child in the city. With his name (Barca) meaning lightening you know Hannibal was destined to have his name forever engraved in the pages of history.
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