Hannibal

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What were the four main battles Hannibal fought?
Trebia, Trasimene, Cannae and Zama
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How many battles was Hannibal defeated in of the four?
One
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In which battle was Hannibal defeated?
Zama
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Why was Hannibal defeated at Zama?
Because Rome changed their tactics and Hannibal did not expect it as they used the same formation and strategy in every battle. This threw Hannibal. (Rome had picked up Hannibal's tactics and used them against him).
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How did Hannibal die?
Suicide (by poisoning himself)
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When and where was Hannibal born?
247BC in Carthage
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What landscape was Trasimeme?
A lake
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What time of day did Trasimene take place?
Early morning
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Name three problems Hannibal faced in the Alps
Cold weather (that the men weren't used to), a frozen boulder in the way of the path (he heated and poured vinegar to melt the ice), there were no pathways so many of his men slipped and fell
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How old was Hannibal when he came into power?
Twenty-six
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Why did Hannibal cross the Alps?
To attack the Romans on their own soil
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Did the Gauls welcome or shun Hannibal?
Welcomed and joined Hannibal, they hated the Romans
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How did Hannibal lose an eye?
In a minor engagement
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How many people did the Romans lose in Cannae?
50 - 70 thousand men
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Which was the bloodiest battle?
Cannae
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How many people did Hannibal lose in Cannae?
Around 4 thousand men
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When did the Carthaginian empire deteriorate?
196BC
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