Hannibal led an intrepid army of men and elephants across the wintry Alps, and waged brilliant war against Italy for nearly two decades. Born in 247 BC, Hannibal Barca of Carthage remains one of the most intriguing figures of the ancient world and best-known military strategists of all time.
Stanford's Dr. Patrick N. Hunt, a leading authority on Hannibal, will cover the commander's life, tactics and times in this talk about his new book, Hannibal, a biography from Simon and Schuster. Kirkus Reviews gave it a starred review "as a thrilling page turner" and Christian Science Monitor deemed it "immensely readable." National Geographic Society sponsored Hunt's research, so spectacular vistas accompany this new book talk.