But Why Didn't Hannibal Ever Conquer Rome?
"He spent nearly two decades successfully besieging the Italian peninsula. His victory at Cannae caused the greatest single military loss in Roman history. Why didn't Hannibal Barca ever attack Rome itself?"
He actually did
Don't let anyone fool you about walls or supply lines or conscriptable forces or relative isolation or anything like that
He did attack Rome. It went fine
Better than fine actually
And he was still able to reach his other objective of disrupting Rome’s strategic network of military alliances in southern Italy
But he also wanted to attack Rome itself and he did
Hannibal Barca attacked Rome and even conquered it
He's still there now, successfully attacking Rome to this day
If you don't believe me go to Rome and see for yourself
It's pretty much Elephant City over there