Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient by Richard Miles
By Richard Miles
An epic heritage of a doomed civilization and a misplaced empire.
The devastating fight to the demise among the Carthaginians and the Romans was once one of many defining dramas of the traditional global. In an epic sequence of land and sea battles, each side got here with reference to victory ahead of the Carthaginians ultimately succumbed and their capital urban, heritage, and tradition have been virtually totally erased.
Drawing on a wealth of recent archaeological examine, Richard Miles vividly brings to lifestyles this misplaced empire-from its origins one of the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon to its apotheosis because the maximum seapower within the Mediterranean. And on the middle of the historical past of Carthage lies the intense determine of Hannibal-the scourge of Rome and one of many maximum army leaders, yet a guy who additionally unwittingly led his humans to disaster.
the 1st full-scale heritage of Carthage in a long time, Carthage has to be Destroyed reintroduces sleek readers to the larger-than-life historic gamers and the traditional glory of this nearly forgotten civilization.
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