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1 So Polybius (III. lvi. 4), who says that these numbers were given by Hannibal himself in an inscription at Lacinium.
2 Praetor in Sicily, 210 B.C. He and Fabius Pictor were contemporaries and were Livy's oldest sources.
3 Polybius (iii. Iv. 5) says that Hannibal left the Rhone with thirty-eight thousand infantry and eight thousand cavalry, and lost more than half his troops crossing the passes.
4 It is a moot question whether Polybius shared this view.
5 The Great St. Bernard.
6 Perhaps the Little St. Bernard.
7 B.C. 218
8 Livy means Cisalpine Gaul; he is writing from Hannibal's standpoint.
9 Coins and votive offerings have been discovered there, and the remains of the little temple of the god, who was apparently the Juppiter Poeninus of certain extant inscriptions.
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