SCANDAL IN ROME! — Second Punic War — 217 BC — Headline Histories

Scandal rocks the Roman Senate just as Hannibal completes his crossing of the once-thought impassible barrier of the Alps and stormed into the Po Valley of Italy. Easily brushing aside the Roman defenders at Ticinus, the way to the city of Rome itself was open…

What if news reporters and television existed throughout all of human history? Headline Histories explores that “what if” by making stories of the past come to life in an easy, modern way with a bit of humor thrown in. Great for teachers, classrooms, or just the casual buff, this is history as current affairs.