Hannibal Barca was a Carthaginian general, considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. One of his most famous achievements was at the outbreak of the Second Punic War, when he marched an army which included war elephants from Iberia over the Pyrenees and the Alps into Italy.
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Cyclopes suffer from horrible depth perception. To overcome this disadvantage in the wild, they've developed a form of echolocation by way of whistling. So use caution the next time you're trekking through the woods and hear "The Andy Griffith Show" theme tune. That could be danger lurking ahead. http://www.artisticdyslexia.com/
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The Eighteenth Legion, was a legion of the Imperial Roman army. It was founded ca, 41 BC by the future emperor Augustus. The legion was, along with two others, destroyed in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest. The legion's symbol and cognomen are unknown.
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The "Lucky Flavian Fourth Legion", was a legion of the Imperial Roman army founded in AD 70 by the emperor Vespasian from the ashes of the Legio IV Macedonica. This Roman Legion was featured in the beginning of the movie Gladiator where Maximus Decimus Meridius was the Legion general, leading the campaign in Germania against the Marcomanni.
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