Hannibal’s death is still surrounded by an aura of mystery: did he really commit suicide? What was the exact mechanism of death? Was it by poisoning alone? Several versions of his death exist. These are analyzed through the lens of classics, paleopathology, and medical history in order to identify the most likely circumstances in which Rome’s worst enemy succumbed. The result of this multidisciplinary investigation reveals a scenario resembling that of the demise of a very modern dictator.
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|Title of host publication||Toxicology in Antiquity|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Name||History of Toxicology and Environmental Health|