Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Hannibal
(4,228 words)

(Ἀννίβας/Anníbas; Latin Hannibal)

A. Historical dimension

The Carthaginian H. Barca (247–183 BC) was elected to take over command of the Spanish campaign begun in 237 BC by his father, Hamilcar Barca (who had commanded the Carthaginian forces in Sicily fighting Rome during the First Punic War), in 221 BC following the death of his father and his brother-in-law Hasdrubal. His siege and conquest of the eastern Spanish city of Saguntum (219 BC) triggered the outbreak of the Second Punic War (218–201 BC) [04.594]; [09.152 f.]; [24.84–88], which most surviving sources on H.'s life…

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Muth, Laura, “Hannibal”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 19 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004646>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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