Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Old Man Who Was Creating Trouble!

When the Romans, in 189 BC, defeated the army of King Antiochus III of Syria, at Magnesia in Asia Minor, they demanded that Antiochus military adviser, the famous military commander Hannibal (247-183 BC) is immediately handed over to them.

But, the cunning Hannibal fled to Crete, and then for a time hid in Asia Minor.

Roman soldiers eventually managed to find him...Realizing that there is no way out, Hannibal took a bottle of poison which he always carried with him and drank the deadly liquid.

"Let us relieve the Romans from the anxiety they have so long experienced, since they think it tries their patience too much to wait for an old man's death"

Those were the last words of Hannibal.

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