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What You Can Learn From Hannibal

1. Take the initiative, keep the initiative. This gave Hannibal a tremendous advantage. His enemy had constantly to try to guess his intention and defend himself against several alternative attacks. The enemy Roman consul was forever on the defensive, waiting, … Continue reading

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Scipio Takes Command (Part 3)

How could the Roman Assembly give the command of an army to a boy of twenty-seven (Livy says twenty-four)? Gold signet ring from Capua with the portrait of Scipio Africanus.  (late 3rd or early 2nd century B.C.)  (public domain photo) … Continue reading

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