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1. A dispute over which city led to the Second Punic War?
2. Which of these was NOT a Carthaginian general?
3. Were the Carthaginians of African origin?
4. Was Hannibal a cannibal?
5. Which Roman and Greek historians are the main sources for the Punic Wars?
6. The Roman battle plan was simple and should have been effective. They dominated the sea, and so could attack the Carthaginian Empire in Africa and Spain whilst preventing any counter attack. Why didn't this plan work?
7. When Hannibal arrived in Italy the Romans panicked and withdrew all their armies from abroad.
8. In 216BC the Roman army suffered a huge defeat at Cannae, losing an army of 80,000 men. This was after two other crippling losses in 218BC and 217BC. How did they react to this cataclysmic defeat?
9. The Roman invasion of Spain was led by Publius Scipio and his brother, and was highly successful until their armies were defeated and they themselves were killed. Which two generals were they followed by?
10. In 202BC Hannibal was forced to return to Africa to defend Carthage itself from an invasion by Scipio, in one of the important battles in world history, two of the greatest generals ever to have lived met to decide the fate of the known ancient world: Would Rome go on to conquer the known world, or would her imperial ambitions be thwarted? What was the outcome of this battle?
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