Rome: Hannibal Invades Rome

Dave recalls the history of Hannibal and the invasion of Rome by the Carthaginians. The history lesson begins with the Phoenicians and their contributions to modern society. Dave describes Hannibal's remarkable achievements as a military leader and the reasons why he never did conquer Rome. Next, he tours the Colosseum highlighting its unique architecture and the skill of Roman engineers. He describes the violent blood sports that were a Roman obsession and a sign of the decay that was spreading in Roman society as a whole
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 9:30am
24 minutes
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