– The election of the consuls finished with the tactics of Dictator Fifth Maximum Fabio, who consisted of a war of attrition, cutting the provisions and harassing the troops of Anbal. That is to say, the direct confrontation was avoided. – I already see. Now I realize because Fifth Fabio is called Cunctator (the one that delays). But also I listened that its tactics were giving results, because Anbal could not – – That no it matters interrupted Cneo decidedly Why to follow with these Barbarian tactics if we can win to Anbal in battle? Fabio Fifth gave time us, of that does not fit doubt, but it delayed to too much the confrontation.
If there are to win to Anbal, must be in the battlefield. That will teach mainly to the world and to the Carthaginian cowards that Rome is implacable and powerful. These words were corroborated by the centurion with an affirmation gesture. Before such conviction, Third realized that no longer was with its companions of studies nor with their Greek tutor, but with men military, that pure and magnificent Roman who is created destined to dominate the world. On the one hand something felt shamed by its unsuitable conduct, but simultaneously it was thankful for the Gods that existed Roman like Cneo and Aulo, which they were arranged to everything with so protecting and to even glorify Rome.
That conviction in its eyes was that true Roman spirit, is inherited virtue of the ancestors, that quality that the different Roman does not only, but superior any other man on the Earth. Before this moment of illumination, Third was noticed that in spite of any event, Rome she would be victorious, following its way towards the eternity, while that virtue remains alive, that conviction within the spirit of each Roman, whose force impels the faith in the altruistic destiny of the mother country. While that light follows lives, there is nothing of which to fear, not even to Anbal, which will be able to obtain the impossible thing when crossing the Alps, and to lead and to direct skillfully a multiracial army, but will not be able before this Roman elementary force. Anbal cannot swim against the current of the universe.