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The Brutal Tactics of this Roman General Helped Beat Hannibal

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The Brutal Tactics of this Roman General Helped Beat Hannibal

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Through cunning strategies, Roman general Scipio Africanus began to carve out victories against the powerful armies of Hannibal. But new evidence suggests a third, far more unsavory approach.

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Years after suffering a humiliating defeat to the Carthaginian Empire at the hands of legendary General Hannibal, Rome is determined to seek revenge. The next major battle would take place on the unforgiving deserts of North Africa on October 19, 202 B.C. This single day of combat set Rome on the path to greatness and exemplified the military muscle and ambition of the emerging empire. Join host Bettany Hughes as she examines the archaeological sites and remarkable finds associated with this seminal day in Rome's rise.

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