Hannibal Barca brought terror into the heart of Rome through his feats of daring subterfuge and his genius on the battlefield. Victory followed victory, until the eternal city itself was at his feet. But Hannibal did not press his advantage, and Rome survived, and no-one knew what had stayed his hand.
Many years later, as a defeated old man eking out a living giving military advice to tinpot kings in the East, he thought he had long been forgotten and would be allowed to die in peace… Rome is slow to forget and even slower to forgive, however, especially when there’s a name to be made by bringing justice to the Republic’s most famous enemy.
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