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Short Answer: His army was too small to either assault or securely besiege Rome Rome itself remain defended by two legions and a large, conscriptable population Marching on and laying siege to Rome was beyond his logistical capacity He cannot realistically defeat Rome while her Latin and Italian allies remained loyal The traditional analysis is that ...
Nero's mother always wanted to get power, note that she was married to emperor Claudius, he already had a son, however, Agripina convinced Claudius to actually allow her son (Nero) to be the emperor. After that Claudius died in obscure circumstances. At that time Nero was really a kid, so Agripina actually had a lot of power, as Nero became an adult, ...
Hannibal's troops were not numerous enough (about 40,000 after the battle) to have a hope of taking Rome, which had a very large population (somewherere around 200,000) and was well fortified (the Servian Wall).
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