Something for the weekend. A song about Hannibal to the tune of 16 Tons. Hattip to Hank at Eclectic Meanderings. I have read quite a bit about the Punic Wars, but I have never seen information on them conveyed more fetchingly than when sung by “Anna Domino”, as she does her dance of the elephant veil and sings her song. What a hoot! This is one of a series of videos put together by history for music lovers, and long may they prosper!
For a good computer game on the Second Punic war, go here. A demo is available. I have found it to have the most challenging AI I have encountered, and a nice period art style. Below is a screen shot from the game:
Here is the original 16 Tons sung by the incomparable Tennessee Ernie Ford: