Second Punic War: Hannibal’s Invasion of Italy

About the Committee

"In the late 3rd century BCE, Carthage very nearly destroyed Rome—only through slow, deadly attrition did the Roman Republic manage to outlast the invasion and win a grueling victory. Had the Second Punic War gone even slightly differently, we might be living in a world with Punic roots, rather than Greco-Roman, today.
Step into the glory days of the Roman Senate, triumphant after the victory of the First Punic War, and confront the man who would become a legendary figure used to scare children for centuries afterwards. Can you repeat the tenuous victory that the Republic edged out over Hannibal, or will you fall prey to the ambition of one of history’s best generals?

Crisis Director

Elijah Kleinman