We are going to become stronger and I will have my son with me.
We must keep going.
Hamilcar Barca and Hannibal both personally wanted revenge and wanted to avenge their country for the past defeat against Rome.
Publius Cornelius Scipio
We are going to attack Carthage!
Hamilcar Barca was a leader who increased the strength of Carthage. He wanted to avenge their country for the humiliating defeat against Rome. Hannibal was his teenage son and accompanied his father on this expedition.
Effects of the War
Give us your elephants also.
To draw the Romans into war, Hannibal attacked Saguntum. Hannibal also believed the best chance at victory was to attack Italy itself and encourage a rebellion among the people Rome had conquered. They journeyed across the Alps.
Sir, you must come back. The Romans are coming.
Rome found a new courageous and intelligent leader, Publius Cornelius Scipio. The Senate made him commander at 25. He drove the Carthaginians out of Spain, and attacked Carthage directly to be victorious.
Carthage had to give up their land in Spain and the Mediterranean Islands, give Rome their elephants, had to burn all their warships, pay a huge fine, and never declare war without Rome's permission. Hannibal was outlawed and committed suicide.
The Carthaginian leaders ordered Hannibal to come back to Carthage after they heard that the Romans were coming. Hannibal was very disappointed.