Hannibal, c. 247 BC-183 BC, Carthaginian General, Statement when asked how he would get his troops to Italy for an attack on Rome
Eigen's Political and Historical Quotations
Hannibal Barca was a general of the Phoenician-Canaanite state of Ancient Carthage, and is widely considered as one of the greatest military commanders in history. His father Hamilcar Barca was the leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War. His younger brothers were Mago and Hasdrubal, and he was brother-in-law to Hasdrubal the Fair.