The descent of Hannibal's elephants; the leader, one time, he managed to win a battle thanks to the use of snakes

The descent of Hannibal's elephants; the leader, one time, he managed to win a battle thanks to the use of snakes

The well-deserved reputation as a great leader Annibale, in addition to the undoubted talents strategist, is also due bizarre and unconventional use of the Carthaginian was animal into battle, take for example the famous case of elephants used against the Romans, a page of history which over the centuries has taken on even legendary connotations (in photo).

In this post refer instead an episode less well known, but just as interesting, based on a story of the Latin writer Cornelius Nepotc, according to which, in 184 a.C., in view of the naval battle against the city of Pergamo (Turkey) and its allies, the brilliant Hannibal, who was in apparent outnumbered, "She ordered that he be taken as many as possible of live poisonous snakes and these were thrown into earthen pots”.

These vessels, after filling of dangerous reptiles, They were then fired at the enemy ships, which they sowed first surprise and then fear, so that Hannibal, at the end, won (Photo gives: ilcapoluogo.globalist.it).