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

ISBN-10: 0670022667

ISBN-13: 9780670022663

Edition: 2011

Authors: Richard Miles
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Description: An epic history of a doomed civilization and a lost empire. 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 succumbed and their capital city, history, and culture were almost utterly erased. Drawing on a wealth of new archaeological research, Richard Miles vividly brings to life this lost empire-from its origins among the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon 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 first full-scale history of Carthage in decades, Carthage Must Be Destroyedreintroduces modern readers to the larger-than-life historical players and the ancient glory of this almost forgotten civilization.

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/21/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.848

#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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