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Episode 3.8: Zama

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It’s hardly a household word today, but Zama decided the fate of Rome. Join us for the epic battle of two titans, Hannibal and Scipio.

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Episode 3.7: Cannae

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Hannibal’s victory at Cannae was one of the most dramatic in history yet ultimately one of the least fruitful. Here’s how it happened.

Episode 6: Hannibal

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Would you die for a leader who seemed to be Mars himself: the god of war come down to earth? That was the question for the followers of Hannibal.

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“absolutely first rate” — G. Gordon Liddy For the podcast of my interview, see http://www.blubrry.com/ggliddy/1382289/masters-of-command/   “In all, Strauss weaves a glorious tapestry with many vignettes featuring each of the three commanders….he compares the three in ways that are not all immediately obvious, drawing on a fully stocked supply of anecdotes and details.” — about.com http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/warfareconflictarmor/a/501123-Review-Strauss-Masters-of-Command.htm?r=et  

Hannibal on Leadership

In the run-up to the publication of Masters of Command on Tuesday, I’ll ask each of the book’s three masters for the lessons of his leadership. Yesterday I interviewed the ghost of Alexander the Great. Today I speak to the shade of Hannibal. Good morning, Son of Hamilcar. What makes you a greater leader than Alexander or Julius Caesar? “Both …