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Whether he was just innately bright--we know that Bouquet spoke six languages and spent time at the Hague studying military science, mathematics, and other subjects--but probably because he had read Caesar's Commentaries and other classics, he devised a plan that was very similar to the Carthaginian general Hannibal's actions during the Second Punic War at the Battle of Canae in the year 216 B.C.
Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus [236-183 B.C.E.] is best known for defeating the Carthaginian general Hannibal near the North African city of Zama, thus winning the Second Punic War [218-201 B.C.E.].
It's the amazing story of Carthaginian General Hannibal, who tired of the Romans' hold over his people and took an army and 37 elephants across the Alps to strike at the heart of the empire.
When the impetuous young Carthaginian general Hannibal flouted Rome's dictate in 218 B.C., Rome declared war against Carthage for a second time.
Brad Pitt is starring as the heroic warrior Achilles in Wolfgang Petersen's Greek epic Troy, action hero Vin Diesel is to re-enact the tale of Carthaginian general Hannibal who led a siege on Rome, while Mel Gibson is working on his biblical film The Passion.