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This book is the first full scale history of Carthage in decades The devastating struggle to the death between the Carthaginians and the Romans was one of the defining dramas of the ancient world In an epic series of land and sea battles both sides came close to victory. From our view point of history we can see that Carthage would be destroyedTo the people of that time no one was knew which city wou

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Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization

Before the Carthaginians finally succumbed and their capital city history and culture were almost utterly erased Drawing on a wealth of new archaeological research Richard Miles brings to life this lost empire from its origins among the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon. The title refers to a famous uote of Cato the Elder a Roman statesman about the threat to Rome from Carthage The book is a case stu Ik Huur Een Man utterly erased Drawing on a wealth of new archaeological research Richard Miles brings to life this lost empire from its origins among the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon. The title refers to a famous Philosophical Papers uote of Cato the Elder a Roman statesman about the threat to Rome from Carthage The book is a case stu

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To its apotheosis as the greatest seapower in the Mediterranean And at the heart of the history of Carthage lies the extraordinary figure of Hannibal the scourge of Rome and one of the greatest military leaders but a man who also unwittingly led his people to catastrophe. The author is a great scholar and very knowledgeable about his subject The book jacket indicates that he has even led archaeologica


10 thoughts on “Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization

  1. says:

    From our view point of history we can see that Carthage would be destroyedTo the people of that time no one was knew which city would rule th

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    Until the publication of this excellent book the preeminent text about Carthage was the 1995 volume Carthage A History by the French historian Serge Lancel This an outstanding contribution to the patchy knowledge we have of Carthage has just been eclipsed One might think that part of the reason for this is that Carthage Must Be Destroyed did not need to be translated inevitably there were some places where Lanc

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    A history of Carthage Insofar as it can be reconstructedNot only were there no Carthaginian histories to surviv

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    Carthage has always been a background character in my personal narrative of history I vaguely knew it had been there for a few hundred years when its wars with Rome started I loved the story of Cato's Delenda est speeches in the Roman Senate

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    Finished reading Carthage Must Be Destroyed by Richard MilesWhenever I read a history of a fallen empire I am always sad at the end Read a history of the fall of the Roman Empire last year and I kept rooting for the Romans to pull it together They didn’t I felt very sad reading about the fall of Carthage So unnecessaryBut I did learn a lotCarthage was a colony of Tyre a Phoenician island city off the coast of LebanonThe Phoenic

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    The title refers to a famous uote of Cato the Elder a Roman statesman about the threat to Rome from Carthage The book is a case study of the rise and fall of Carthage It is very thorough and mostly interesting There are several nice lines in the book One of the interesting is that Carthage was important as an opponent to Rome and the confl

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    The author is a great scholar and very knowledgeable about his subject The book jacket indicates that he has even led archaeological digs in North Africa Perhaps that is part of the problem What I mean is that maybe those with a great love for archaeology should not write books like this one The title promises grand swee

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    highly recommend Miles’ book for his reconstruction of Carthage’s history while trying to minimize the Romans' filter For one example of this filter even our terminology for the civilization and culture Punic comes wi

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    There's usually a strict segmentation between an archaeologist writing about artifact digs and a revisionist historian reviewing antiue histories written by the winners The few writers who have tried to synthesiz

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    The exchange of luxury goods was at the heart of Bronze Age diplomacy between c3300 BCE and c1200 BCE In order to engage in high level diplomacy the powers of the Near East reuired access to the relevant materials and while some were obtained locally many could only come from a distance The merchants making this possible acuired t

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