Hannibal by patrick n hunt is an account of the second punic war from the perspective of hannibal as well as a brief biography of the great generals early life hannibal was born in the barca family a clan of carthaginian military individuals who had experience in the first punic war. Scipio actually met with hannibal before their final battle at zama in 202 and again in his exile oh to have been a fly on the wall at that first meeting hunt does his best to grant us that wish a thrilling page turner about one of historys most brilliant strategists and tacticians. Hannibal thoroughly researched and written in an engaging style tells the story of this remarkable military strategist over the past 25 years patrick hunt has walked every battlefield and trekked over 30 of the probable alps passes that hannibal may have used . He is one of the figures of the ancient world whose life and exploits never fail to impress historian patrick n hunt has led archaeological expeditions in the alps and elsewhere to study hannibals achievements now he brings hannibals incredible story to life in this riveting and dramatic audiobook. Review of hannibal by patrick n hunt my usual reference for hannibals campaign against the romans 218 202 is the punic wars by brian caven published in 1992 of course we also have polybius and livy who were closer to the action but not contemporary to it polybius was born in 200 bc and was brought the rome in 167 bc as a hostage
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