Thursday, 26 January 2012
Rome soon learned how effective advance intelligence could be in the hands of a skilled opponent such as Hannibal.
The route that Hannibal took across the Alps is unclear from the historical account. However, a well-argued case can be made for the most likely route. This route was first identified by Peter Connolly in his book Hannibal and the Enemies of Rome (1978 London) and the justification for the choice of route is described in more detail in an excellent article by Jona Lendering - some of which is used (with permission) below.