Data urodzenia: 247 p. n. e.
Data zgonu: 183 p. n. e.
Hannibal, Hannibal Barkas, Barca – syn Hamilkara Barkasa, dowódca wojsk antycznej Kartaginy.
„Uwolnijmy Rzymian od ich długiego niepokoju, skoro twierdzą, iż zbyt długo jest czekać na śmierć starego człowieka.“
słowa przypisywane Hannibalowi przed śmiercią samobójczą.
As quoted by Livy, :la:s:Ab Urbe Condita/liber XXI 44, as translated by Aubrey De Sélincourt, in The War with Hannibal (1965).
„Let us ease the Roman people of their continual care, who think it long to await the death of an old man.“
Last words according to Livy "ab urbe condita", Book XXXIX, 51.
Latin proverb, most commonly attributed to Hannibal in response to his generals who had declared it impossible to cross the Alps with elephants; English translation as quoted in Salesmanship and Business Efficiency (1922) by James Samuel Knox, p. 27.
„Ah there is one thing about them more wonderful than their numbers … in all that vast number there is not one man called Gisgo.“
Spoken as a jest to one of his officers named Gisgo, who had remarked on the numbers of Roman forces against them before the Battle of Cannae (2 August 216 BC), as quoted in A History of Rome (1855), by Henry George Liddell Vol. 1, p. 355 Variant translation: You forget one thing Gisgo, among all their numerous forces, there is not one man called Gisgo.
„I am not carrying on a war of extermination against the Romans. I am contending for honour and empire. My ancestors yielded to Roman valour. I am endeavouring that others, in their turn, will be obliged to yield to my good fortune, and my valour.“
As quoted in Hannibal : Enemy of Rome (1992) by Leonard Cottrell, p. 150.
Spoken to Italian soldiers of Rome captured at the Battle of Lake Trasimene (24 June 217 BC) as quoted in Hannibal : One Man Against Rome (1958) by Harold Lamb, p. 119.