- Punic military commander
Quotes on Hannibal Barca – INTJ
Hannibal: “We will find a way or we shall make one”
Hannibal: “We’re like socks. You can put us through a rough wash once, but you’ll never use us again.”
Hannibal: “Words are living things. They have personality, point of view… agenda.”
Hannibal: “Perception is a tool that’s pointed on both ends.”
Hannibal: “I have no interest in understanding sheep, only eating them.”
Hannibal: “It’s not what you appreciate; it’s that you appreciate.”
Hannibal: “The mirrors in your mind can reflect the best of yourself, not the worst of someone else.”
More about Hannibal Barca – INTJ
“Hannibal: The Military Biography of Rome’s Greatest Enemy” by Richard A. Gabriel
The only information we know about Hannibal come exclusively from Roman historians who had every interest in minimizing his success, disparaging his character and exaggerating his failures. The charges leveled against Hannibal include cruelty, atrocity and greed, sexual indulgence, and even cannibalism. But even sources like these were forced to grudgingly admit to Hannibal’s military genius.
“The Ghosts of Cannae” by Robert O’Connell
Robert O’Connell conveys how Rome gathered a giant army to punish Carthage’s skillful commander, how Hannibal outsmarted enemies that outnumbered him, and how this disastrous pivot point in Rome’s history ultimately led to the republic’s revival and the creation of the empire.
The author draws powerful portraits of the leading players like Hannibal—resolutely sane and uncannily strategist—to Scipio Africanus, the Roman self-promoting military tribune. Finally, the author reveals how Cannae’s legend has haunted and inspired military leaders ever since, and the lessons it teaches for our own wars today.