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Offline Ancientnoob

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History of Carthage Finally Written
« on: June 27, 2012, 06:37:44 AM »
Hello all,
I have been immersed in this great book, Carthage Must Be Destroyed by Richard Miles. Figured there might be other people who love ancient history and haven't come across this work. In this book Miles attempts to piece together the history of Carthage. For those of you who might not be familiar with the ancient world, Carthage was a powerful Phoenician colony in what is now Tunisia founded in approx. BC 814 by Elissa (Dido) Queen of Tyre. Carthage existed until BC 146 when it was destroyed by Scipio Africanus of the Roman Republic.  Book is a great read, check it out.

http://www.amazon.com/Carthage-Must-Be-Destroyed-Civilization/dp/0670022667/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1340770288&sr=1-1&keywords=carthage+must+be+destroyed
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Re: History of Carthage Finally Written
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 06:54:46 AM »
"Cathage must be destroyed" or at least that is what Cato the Elder frequently insisted.

A simple shortened version is that Rome went looking for a war (the Third Punic War) found one and then won it.

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Re: History of Carthage Finally Written
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 10:04:45 AM »
Does indeed seem like a good read, but read also Richard Fleming's review on Amazon US.

Peter
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Re: History of Carthage Finally Written
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 10:34:54 AM »
I am a little biased here because Scipio Africanus is my favourite general in history next to John Monash.

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Re: History of Carthage Finally Written
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012, 05:38:30 PM »
I got a Scipio Denarius BCE 112 should be at my house Sat. Eat you heart out.
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Re: History of Carthage Finally Written
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2012, 01:10:29 AM »
Wanna see...

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.