Quintus Fabius Maximus Cunctator declares Second Punic War
19th-century illustration depicting Roman leader Quintus Fabius declaring war to the Carthaginian Senate, ca. 219 B.C. Fabius appeared before the Senate after Hannibal laid siege to a Roman ally. When the Senate refused to surrender Hannibal, Fabius made his declaration, opening the Second Punic War.
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Image size: 16.2 Mpixels (46.2 MB uncompressed) - 4510x3582 pixels (15.0x11.9 in / 38.2x30.3 cm at 300 ppi)