Zama, Elephants, and Rome


October 19, 202 BC:  Roman General Scipio hears the noise of his opponent’s army, but most terrifying of all is the trumpet of Hannibal’s elephants.  Would that sound resound the end of Scipio, as it had proclaimed so many other times in the past, or would this day be different?  Scipio didn’t know, but in a way, Rome was founded in a day: this day.  Read more on Landmarks of Liberty

E. Wesley – Mackinac Center Intern


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