Hannibal and propaganda

Richard Miles*

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA companion to the Punic Wars
EditorsDexter Hoyos
Place of PublicationMalden, MA
PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Wiley
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781444393712
ISBN (Print)9781405176002
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Alexander the Great, who had first really developed propaganda - as integral aspect of ancient warfare, traveled across lands of the east
  • Hannibal and propaganda
  • Hannibal, to a great extent - fitted into this post-Alexander mold
  • Hannibal, to guarantee support of the Punic world - whose enthusiasm for his venture was far from assured
  • Heracles-Melqart - Greek hero Heracles within this scanty corpus
  • Representations of Hannibal and his campaign against Rome - written up after his defeat, found acceptance with influential scholars
  • Term "propaganda," and its apparent emphasis - on production and dissemination of a strictly controlled message
  • The rout of Cacus - Hannibal's march to Italy, closer links to contemporary myths about the Heraclean Way
  • The Sicilian connection
  • Work of pro-Hannibalic writers, having survived - represented in a hostile light, in the work of later Greek and Latin authors

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