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Tanit was a Phoenician lunar goddess, worshiped as the patron goddess at Carthage.
|The Second Punic War, 218 - 201 B.C., is most remembered for Hannibal's crossing of the Alps, followed by his crushing victories overin the battle of the Trebia, at Trasimene, and again at Cannae. After these defeats, many Roman allies joined , prolonging the war in Italy for over a decade. Against Hannibal's skill on the battlefield, the Romans deployed the Fabian strategy. More capable in siegecraft, the Romans recaptured all the major cities that had defected. The Romans defeated an attempt to reinforce Hannibal at the battle of the Metaurus and, in Iberia, Publius Cornelius Africanus Major took New and ended Carthaginian rule over Iberia in the Battle of Ilipa. The final showdown was the Battle of Zama in where Africanus defeated Hannibal, resulting in the imposition of harsh peace conditions on , which ceased to be a major power and became a Roman client-state.|