Yes, we know that Plutarch and others have told Hannibal’s story. Which cable channel were his exploits documented and aired? The only thing they don’t tell us is which airline jet did he fly on.
Survey the map below. Let us see how an army of 60,000 (another mythical number, like te vatsoum hazar zinvorner at Avarayr) and 10,000 elephants would travel 2000 miles west from what is today Tunisia, all the way to the Gibraltar, a 1000 miles north over the Pyarennies, another 1000 miles east, over the Alps, to Rome. Mind you, the legend does not say that he crossed the Mediterranean to Sicily etc. Lest we forget that some "odars" know more Armenian history than many of us. Just like the time when this highly educated (PHD History) African American woman, who upon learning that I was Armenian, brought up the story of Hannibal and his connection to Armenia, yet she ended up the story emphasizing the fact that Hannibal was an African.
Did he have elephants like the one below?
Dumbo, the flying elephant.
To not forget the 10,000 elephants in the Battle of Avarayr.
To continue. When Hannibal did not get the help he hoped, he fled yet another 2000 miles to Armenia. Where, after a couple of days knew the geography and the military needs of his host country.??!!
In all fairness. The above is such an entertainingly titillating bedtime story, not unlike the story of Noah who, according to legend was 500 years old during the flood, and that he built an ark to accommodate two of every species, yet to this day no one has told us where he bought the lumber, home Depot or Lowe’s,and where he got the electricity for his power tools.
Do elephants fly?
Pigs fly too!
No wonder nobody takes us and our so called “history” seriously.!!
Edited by Arpa, 06 October 2007 - 06:37 PM.