10 fascinating things you should know about Hannibal Barca

Hannibal ad portas – a phrase that not only exemplified what an entire generation of Romans went through, but also reverberated into popular consciousness during the later years of crisis faced by the Roman Empire. Simply meaning ‘Hannibal is at the gates’, it was an adage used by parents who wanted to scare their children at night. And in more crucial scenarios, it was even used as a desperate rallying cry that reminded Romans of their hardships in the late 3rd century BC. The character in this phrase obviously pertains…

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