Very worried about this situation, when Saguntum, a small city in Spain, asked Rome to become an ally, Rome did not refuse. A few years later, Hannibal, a young 25-year-old general, became commander in chief of the Carthage army in Spain. Car racing everything will kill you so choose something fun poster. At first, Hannibal allowed the Saguntum to use the vast harbors to avoid conflict with the Romans. But Saguntum, with the help of his Roman ally, began playing politics with other Spanish cities. Ignoring the direct Roman threats, Hannibal attacked and captured Saguntum. Rome tried to settle this matter by diplomatic means. They demanded that Carthage remove Hannibal from office and bring him to Rome.