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Hannibal and his 37 elephants

Marilyn Hirsh

Hannibal and his 37 elephants

by Marilyn Hirsh

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Published by Holiday House in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hannibal, -- 247-182 B.C. -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Elephants -- Juvenile fiction

  • About the Edition

    Hannibal assembles an army complete with elephants and sets out over the Alps to conquer Rome.

    Edition Notes

    j-94718

    Statementwritten and illustrated by Marilyn Hirsh.
    GenreJuvenile fiction
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[32] p. :
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23254031M
    ISBN 100823403009
    OCLC/WorldCa2798361

    In BC Hannibal decided to out-wit the Romans, and set off with an army of , men and 37 war elephants. Rather than just "hop" across the Mediterranean from Carthage to Sicily, he decided to make a 2, km journey through Spain, across the Pyrenees mountains, through southern France, moving his entire army and animals across the Rhone.   The legend of Carthaginian general Hannibal—famed for leading s soldiers and 37 elephants across the Alps into Italy during the Second Punic War—had to .

    Another fun fact: According to legend, Carthage, Rome’s nemesis throughout much of its history (think Hannibal and his elephants) until its final defeat by Scipio in BC was founded by Queen Dido who fled Tyre after the murder of her husband. Tyre exists today but is nowhere near the import it once held. While Carthage ultimately raised a force of war elephants, Hannibal took just 37 of them on his legendary BC traverse of the Alps. Though most survived the arduous trek, they only figured significantly at the Battle of the Trebbia in December, when .

      The Carthaginian general Hannibal ( BCE) was one of the greatest military leaders in history. His most famous campaign took place during the Second Punic War (), when he caught the Romans off guard by crossing the Alps.   Hannibal’s elephants proved fatal to his enemies as they were as efficient as any sword on the battlefield. 8. Hannibal Lost his Eye. Hannibal wore an eye patch after the Battle of the Trebia. This was not shown in statues and or artwork yet is widely agreed by historians to have been the case. After winning the Battle of the Trebia, Hannibal.


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Hannibal and his 37 elephants by Marilyn Hirsh Download PDF EPUB FB2

Well, his fighting hords include 37 elephants. He takes them across the Mediterranean, through Spain and even over the Alps. While the text was at times too simplified, the history it contains is accurrate and full. This is a great read to capture young minds for future study of history.

Read more.4/5(3). Hannibal and His 37 Elephants book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Hannibal assembles an army complete with elephants and /5.

HANNIBAL AND HIS 37 ELEPHANTS. Hardcover – January 1, by Marilyn. HIRSH (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Library Binding "Please retry" $ $ $ Library Binding4/5(3). Get this from a library.

Hannibal and his 37 elephants. [Marilyn Hirsh] -- Hannibal assembles an army complete with elephants and sets out over the Alps to conquer Rome. Hannibal's crossing of the Alps in BC was one of the major events of the Second Punic War, and one of the most celebrated achievements of any military force in ancient warfare.

Hannibal managed to lead his Carthaginian army over the Alps and into Italy to take the war directly to the Roman Republic, bypassing Roman and allied land garrisons and Roman naval on: Italia, Hispania, Cisalpine Gaul, Transalpine Gaul. How Hannibal managed to get thousands of men, horses and mules, and 37 elephants over the Alps is one magnificent feat.” • This article was.

Hannibal may have started from Cartagena with an army of aro—including an estima cavalry—but he left at le soldiers in Spain to protect his supply lines. In the Pyrenees his army, which included at least 37 elephants. But Hannibal loved his superweapon too much, and his vision of crushing Rome was too important to him, and he needed those elephants to break Rome for good.

Crossing the Alps should have taken Hannibal one week. With his elephants, it took him two. In that time, he lost over half his army, and all but one of his elephants.

On the 15th day of the crossing, and more than five months away from Cartagena, Hannibal finally exited the Alps with j infantry, 6, cavalry and all 37 elephants.

Hannibal had more than 80 elephants at his disposal to intimidate his enemies on the battlefield, but they were a logistical nightmare for the army. FACT CHECK: We strive for accuracy and fairness.

Jesse Cox has been in the "content creator" and "influencer" world for nearly 20 years. Starting with AMVs in and working hard at youtube ever since, he has created a decade long career on the p. One of the greatest of those mysteries is where Hannibal got his pack of elephants.

While war elephants have commonly been used historically, it is unclear how Hannibal obtained this enormous pack elephants. During Hannibal’s time, there were only two species of elephants in existence – Asian and African. Once there were elephants nearly everywhere, but by the time of Hannibal's march in B.C.

they had already dwindled to the two species extant today, the Indian, or Asian, elephants. hannibal and his 37 elephants by Marilyn Hirsh ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept.

15, Hirsh makes a light-hearted, small-scale amusement out of Hannibal's story, which begins in Carthage where his parents were rulers: ""When there was no war going on Hannibal's parents fought with each other"" and ""one of the few things they agreed upon was their.

For over 2, years, historians have argued over the route used by the Carthaginian general Hannibal to guide his army — 30, soldiers, 37 elephants. In BCE, Hannibal took his army, along with 37 elephants, over the Alps to attack the Romans. Eleven years before this historic event, on the banks of a river near Carthage in North Africa, one of his elephants pulled a drowning girl from the turbulent waters.

Thus began Liada's epic journey with the elephant known as Obolus/5(8). The earliest was a naturalist named Cecil Torr, who in his book Hannibal Crosses the Alps tells us that as a teenager he set out, fruitlessly, to find traces of vinegar used, after fires were.

Hannibal apparently took 37 elephants with him to Italy from his headquarters in Spain, where he was governor of Carthage's empire there.

Most died en route. (Vol. IV) Polybius The Histories p Fragments of Book XV I. Affairs of Italy and Africa º 1 1 The Carthaginians having captured the Roman transports and a vast quantity of supplies, Scipio was much disturbed, as not only had he been deprived of his own supplies, but the enemy had thus procured for themselves abundance of provisions.

2 What aggrieved him still more was that the Carthaginians. Hannibal’s Invasion of Italy. Leaving his brother, also named Hasdrubal, to protect Carthage’s interests in Spain and North Africa, Hannibal assembled a.

In bc Hannibal started one of history’s most daring marches. Because Rome controlled the sea, he led his forces—probably ab infantry and cavalry and 37 elephants—by land along eastern Spain, over the Pyrenees, and across the Rhône River.

Hannibal interrupted his campaigns in Catalonia, and decided to win the war by a bold invasion of Italy before the Romans were prepared. In a lightning campaign, he crossed the Pyrenees with an army of 50, infantry, 9, cavalry and 37 elephants; next, he crossed the river Rhône (at Arausio, modern Orange), ferrying his elephants across.Hannibal evidently believed that elephants were indispensable to his war effort, because, along with s recruits of various nationalities he brought along 37 war elephants on his long trek over the Pyrenees, through Southern Gaul and over the Alps into Italy.