Why ancient Romans built statues of their greatest enemy

Nov 18, 2019 214

Imagine the U.S. building a statue of Ho Chi Minh in the middle of New York City. Or one of Nikita Khrushchev in Washington DC. As unlikely as its sounds for a mighty empire to build such a monument to a once-great, potentially vanquished foe, that's how Ancient Rome used to roll.

No matter what your high school history teacher told you, the Romans were not always the preeminent ancient group of ass-kickers history gives them credit for. Mighty Carthage would field its greatest commander, Hannibal Barca, against Rome. He would turn out to be a leader so great even the Romans would build statues in his honor.

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