His amazing Berber cavalry gave Hannibal “superiority” (Livy 2006, 47)
combat. 2 He allied with Celtic tribes for the south Gaul (France) and enacted through the Alps inside the 218 BCE. He invaded Italy having twenty six,000 soldiers. An excellent tactician, the guy trapped Roman legions inside the a lethal double envelopment during the Cannae during the 216 BCE. Livy analyzed your Romans suffered forty five,500 infantry and you may dos,700 cavalry fatalities (Livy 2006, 118), but military historians assess around 62,000 Roman and you will six,000 Carthaginian loss (Dupuy and you can Dupuy 1977, 66). That it brilliant problem advised Greeks during the Sicily so you’re able to revolt against Rome and pretty sure Macedonia to help you ally having Carthage. Actually ever sturdy, Rome recovered from these multiple reverses and methodically beaten their enemies.