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Carthage Must Be Destroyed

The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization

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Carthage Must Be Destroyed by Richard Miles
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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 before the Carthaginians finally buckled and their capital city, history and culture were almost utterly erased. The last great threat to Roman supremacy across the entire Mediterranean had gone, fulfilling Cato the Elder's insistent demand that 'Carthage must be destroyed'.Carthage Must Be Destroyed brilliantly brings to life this lost empire - from its origins among the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon to its apotheosis as the greatest sea-power in the Mediterranean, with interests stretching from the Middle East to southern Spain. Roman ferocity tried to remove Carthage from history, but it is possible nonetheless to create an extraordinary narrative of a civilization which left an indelible, if often hidden legacy for those that followed. At the heart of all attempts to understand Carthage must lie the extraordinary figure of Hannibal - the scourge of Rome and one of the greatest, most charismatic and innovative of all military leaders, but a man also who ultimately led his people to catastrophe.Drawing on a wealth of new archaeological research, Richard Miles makes Carthage vivid as it has never been before.

Author Biography

Richard Miles is a Newton Trust lecturer in the Faculty of Classics and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University. He has written widely on Punic, Roman and Vandal North Africa and has directed archaeological excavations in Carthage and Rome.
Release date Australia
March 25th, 2010
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16 pp colour inset
Imprint
Allen Lane
Pages
544
Dimensions
162x240x46
ISBN-13
9780713997934
Product ID
3853673

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