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Title Fall Of The Great Empires: The Fall Of Carthage - Ep 3 of 4 / Director: Graffe, Georg
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2007
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Summary This four-part documentary series examines the events leading up to the fall of the great empires of Egypt, Persia, Carthage and Rome. Tonight's episode is on ancient Carthage, a prosperous trading power that, at one time, boasted a magnificent port and a great military and commercial fleet. When Rome conquered Carthage's colonies in the Mediterranean, the losses brought the trading nation to the brink of ruin. Hannibal was born around this time and his father instilled in him a fierce hatred of the Romans. His first military victory was the siege of the Roman colony of Saguntum in Spain. He then went on to be a brilliant, daring and cunning military tactician and fighter. After the seige of Saguntum, he marched on Italy, choosing to take a route across the Alps - a magnificent logistical feat with an entire army and a team of elephants. In October 218, 38,000 soldiers and 8,000 knights had reached the plains along the river Po in the vicinity of the Italian town Turin. Hannibal then defeated the Romans in battles near Turin, on the River Trebia, Lake Trasimeno and Cannae. Always outnumbered and a long way from his home base, Hannibal fought with enormous courage and intelligence to outwit the Romans. (From Germany, in German, Italian, French and Spanish, English subtitles) (Part 3)
Event Broadcast 2007-09-28 at 14:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Hannibal, 247 B.C.-182 B.C.
Military leadership.
Punic wars -- Historiography.
Roman history.
Rome (Empire)
Scipio, Africanus, approximately 236 B.C.-183 B.C.
Italy -- Rome.
Tunisia -- Carthage (Extinct city)
Form Streaming video
Author Barcelo, Pedro, contributor
Brizzi, Giovanni, contributor
Demandt, Alexander, contributor
Duncan, Alastair, cast
Graffe, Georg, director
Koester, Stephan, director
Reinhard, Klaus, contributor
Seibe, Jakob, contributor