Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Ancient History) for Wednesday, September 13, 2017:
Battles at Trebbia & Trasimene were among the victories of this man who was born in Africa & died near the Black Sea
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jay Olman, a data analytics manager from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
||Jen Sosnowski, a high school science teacher from Roanoke, Virginia
||Laura Kelsay, a hotel desk reception clerk from Grand Island, Nebraska (2-day total: $42,300)
Who is Hannibal?
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Hannibal Barca, famous Carthaginian general and statesman and one of the greatest military strategists of all time, had famous victories in the Punic Wars against the Roman Empire at both Trebbia (which can be spelled with both 1 and 2 Bs), and Trasimene. After the Carthaginian defeat, Hannibal became a statesman, briefly, before his successess there regained the ire of Rome and forced Hannibal’s exile into Asia Minor. Details of his death are not particularly known, but it did occur near the Black Sea coast of what is now Turkey. Greek and Roman historians generally disagree on the date, specific location, and even cause of Hannibal’s death.
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