Hannibal Scourge of Imperial Rome Author:Mary Dolan Dolan fictionalizes an actual, lost narrative by a slave named Sosylos, who lived with Hannibal. By assuming his character and telling the story in his words, Dolan is able to paint a picture that gives the story a life beyond a dry textbook. — Hannibal is one of the greatest military leaders in human history, and it is no coincidence that he is ... more »also a man of unwavering principles, whose inner nobility eventually puts him at odds with the nobility of his own country. He is a tragic portrait of a man whose bedrock patriotism puts him at odds with his own government.
Hannibal proves himself on the military field as the man who outfought Rome. Horrendously outnumbered, his men proved time and time again that they could defeat the "invincible" Roman army.« less