By Chris Craig
Published: February 14, 2012.
264BC. Rome has completed her conquest of the Italian Peninsula and stands eyeball to eyeball with the ancient trading empire of Carthage. One man stands between Rome and her goal of world domination: Hamilcar Barca, father of the most famous Carthaginian General, Hannibal. This is the story of the Barca family’s pivotal role in the First Punic War and the events which flow from it.