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Upcoming Lectures

Dr. Patrick Hunt

Hannibal’s Secret Weapon

Thursday, December 2, 1:00 pm ET (Buy Tickets)

Hannibal’s secret weapon was not his war elephants, however interesting they are, especially in crossing the Alps. Instead, learning from the challenges of the Alps in winter, Hannibal learned to weaponize nature. Since he usually had a smaller army than the Romans, Hannibal added to his military might to complement his arsenal. He made the Romans cross the freezing Trebbia River in the dead of winter on a snowy day, forced them into an ambush in the heavy fog from Lake Trasimene, made them face a strong wind blowing dust and sand from Africa at Cannae, and other tricks where nature fought alongside Hannibal, whose mastery of topography and weather has taught lessons adopted by military intelligence ever since.

Dr. Patrick Hunt

Dr. Patrick Hunt is an award-winning archaeologist, author, and National Geographic grantee. Dr. Hunt earned his Ph.D. in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, and has taught at Stanford University for 25 years. He directed the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project from 1994-2012, and has continued project-related fieldwork in the region in the years since. Dr. Hunt frequently lectures for National Geographic and others on Hannibal and the European mummy nicknamed Ötzi the Iceman. Dr. Hunt is the author of 20 published books, including Hannibal (Simon & Schuster, 2017), the Penguin best-seller Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History, and Alpine Archaeology. He has been a member of the AIA since 1984, and is deeply involved as a National Lecturer, AIA Tour Leader, Archaeology Abridged Lecturer and Society Officer. 

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