Writer - Madrid
Why is Hannibal and his war against Rome important to Spain?
Let's say Hannibal is the first "celebrity" ever to set foot in the Iberian Peninsula. He makes up for the lack of Spanish historians in Ancient times and, therefore, for the lack of a properly "Hispanic" Ancient History.
What do you find most interesting about Hannibal?
Not his warfare, impresive as it must have been, but his logistics, which I presume must have been as complex as D-Day. And I'm also moved by the idea of this general fighting to the bitter end for a country (so to speak) he barely knew until his own defeat.
What do you think of Wood Brothers aim to ride Hannibal's route on bicycles from Cartagena to Carthage?
It's a great idea, particularly now that Rome is not at war with Britain anymore.