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

ISBN-10: 0143121294

ISBN-13: 9780143121299

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Authors: Richard Miles

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The first full-scale history of Hannibal's Carthage in decades and "a convincing and enthralling narrative." (The Economist )Drawing on a wealth of new research, archaeologist, historian, and master storyteller Richard Miles resurrects the civilization that ancient Rome struggled so mightily to expunge. This monumental work charts the entirety of Carthage's history, from its origins among the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon to its apotheosis as a Mediterranean empire whose epic land-and-sea clash with Rome made a legend of Hannibal and shaped the course of Western history. Carthage Must Be Destroyed reintroduces readers to the ancient glory of a lost people and their generations-long struggle against an implacable enemy.
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

#60;b#62;Andy Merrills#60;/b#62; is an RCUK Research Fellow at the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester. His work has focused largely upon the history of late Antique North Africa and upon geographical thought within the classical and medieval worlds. He is author of #60;i#62;History and Geography in Late Antiquity#60;/i#62; (2005) and editor of #60;i#62;Vandals, Romans and Berbers: New Perspectives on Late Antique North Africa#60;/i#62; (2004).#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Richard Miles#60;/b#62; is a Newton Trust Lecturer in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge, and a fellow of Trinity Hall. His research has centred primarily upon the history and archaeology of Punic, Roman and late Antique North Africa. He is author of #60;i#62;African Hercules: The Rise and Fall of Carthage#60;/i#62; (2009), and editor of #60;i#62;Constructing Identities in Late Antiquity#60;/i#62; (1999).

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Chronology
Acknowledgements
Prologue: The Last Days of Carthage
Introduction: Recovering Carthage
Feeding the Beast: The Phoenicians and the-Discovery of the West
New City: The Rise of Carthage
The Realm of Heracles-Melqart: Greeks and / Carthaginians in the Central Mediterranean
The Economy of War: Carthage and Syracuse
In the Shadow of Alexander the Great: Carthage and Agathocles
Carthage and Rome
The First Punic War
The Camp Comes to Carthage: The Mercenaries� Revolt
Barcid Spain
Don't Look Back
In the Footsteps of Heracles
The Road to Nowhere
The Last Age of Heroes
The Desolation of Carthage
Punic Faith
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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