Studying Warlords ‚Äď Hannibal Barca Part 1

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“I will either find a way, or make one.”

Background

Hannibal Barca is regarded as one of the greatest generals and military strategists in the history of mankind due to the astounding logistical feat of crossing the alps with 45000 men and 70 elephants. He ranked himself as second best in the history of war, placing only Alexander the Great and/or Pyrrhus above him, depending on what sources we get our information from. In either case it says something about his self-esteem.

Hannibal was the eldest son of the great warlord Hamilkar Barca who was responsible for uniting and transforming the Carthaginian Empire into the only  viable threat to the Roman Empire. From an early age Hannibal was instilled with hatred for Rome and is said to have sworn an oath to destroy Rome.

For fifteen years Hannibal and his army roamed around Italy and conquered much of it without any reinforcements from Carthage and remained undefeated by the Romans despite being consistently outnumbered. This was unprecedented in history as the Romans were superior in combat to everyone else.

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30 Days Without Multitasking or Music

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Background

This is an experiment I did a few months back.

For the last year or so I’ve been interested in reducing unnecessary stimulation and distractions. I’ve been curious to test out what I can and can’t go without. Which are the things that I authentically enjoy doing and which are the things that I think I enjoy (but really don’t) doing.

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