The Fall of Carthage

An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus, who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.

Author: Adrian Goldsworthy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780223064

Category: History

Page: 416

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The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than in any wars fought before the modern era, while the eventual outcome had far-reaching consequences for the history of the Western World, namely the ascendancy of Rome. An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus, who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.

Hannibal s Last Battle

Thereafter, Rome became the dominant civilization of the Mediterranean. Here, Brian Todd Carey recounts that battle and the grueling war that led up to it.

Author: Brian Todd Carey

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473814812

Category: History

Page: 232

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A “crisply written, well researched . . . superb piece of scholarship about one of the most dramatic and decisive battles in the ancient world” (Journal of Military History). At Zama (in what is now Tunisia) in 202 BC, the armies of two great empires clashed: the Romans under Scipio Africanus and Carthaginians, led by Hannibal. Scipio’s forces would win a decisive, bloody victory that forever shifted the balance of power in the ancient world. Thereafter, Rome became the dominant civilization of the Mediterranean. Here, Brian Todd Carey recounts that battle and the grueling war that led up to it. He offers fascinating insight into the Carthaginian and Roman methods of waging war, their military organizations, equipment, and the tactics the armies employed. He also delivers an in-depth critical assessment of the contrasting qualities and leadership styles of Hannibal and Scipio, the two most celebrated commanders of their age. With vivid prose and detailed maps of the terrains of the time, Hannibal’s Last Battle is an essential text for fans of military history and students of the classical period.

The Fall of Carthage

Boftar . This stranger call'd me fingly on the watch , And loud proclaim'd himself
the friend of Carthage , Who came to fall with Asdrubal and her . Afdrubal . Hanno
, ' tis plain - it is indeed Bomilcar ! ( To Borilcar ) Knowft thou not me , Bomilcar ?

Author: William Watkins



Category: Carthage (Extinct city)

Page: 68

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Lords of the World A Story of the Fall of Carthage and Corinth

The Carthaginian may be best described by saying that he resembled the more
ignoble type of Jew. It is often forgotten that the Phœnician race, of which the
Carthaginian people was the principal offshoot, was closely akin to the Hebrew in

Author: Alfred John Church

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465610855

Category: Carthage (Extinct city)

Page: 400

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THE Melcart, the sacred ship of Carthage, was on its homeward voyage from Tyre, and had accomplished the greater part of its journey in safety; in fact, it was only a score or so of miles away from its destination. It had carried the mission sent, year by year, to the famous shrine of the god whose name it bore, the great temple which the Greeks called by the title of the Tyrian Hercules. This was too solemn and important a function to be dropped on any pretext whatsoever. Never, even in the time of her deepest distress, had Carthage failed to pay this dutiful tribute to the patron deity of her mother-city; and, indeed, she had never been in sorer straits than now. Rome, in the early days her ally, then her rival, and now her oppressor, was resolved to destroy her, forcing her into war by demanding impossible terms of submission. Her old command of the sea had long since departed. It was only by stealth and subtlety that one of her ships could hope to traverse unharmed the five hundred leagues of sea that lay between her harbour and the old capital of Phœnicia. The Melcart had hitherto been fortunate. She was a first-rate sailer, equally at home with the light breeze to which she could spread all her canvas and the gale which reduced her to a single sprit-sail. She had a picked crew, with not a slave on the rowing benches, for there were always freeborn Carthaginians ready to pull an oar in the Melcart. Hanno, her captain, namesake and descendant of the great discoverer who had sailed as far down the African coast as Sierra Leone itself, was famous for his seamanship from the Pillars of Hercules to the harbours of Syria. The old man—it was sixty years since he had made his first voyage—was watching intently a dark speck which had been visible for some time in the light of early dawn upon the north-western horizon. "Mago," he said at last, turning to his nephew and lieutenant, "does it seem to you to become bigger? your eyes are better than mine."

The Fall of Carthage

Hatred and treason , siege and sword and firethese surely are strong words to
make a tale : among the fearfullest , that shall not fail from memory and pity - now
these all make up the tale of Carthage and her Fall . One other word indeed , a ...

Author: Dugald Sutherland MacColl



Category: Carthage

Page: 16

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A Manual of Ancient History from the Earliest Times to the Fall of the Western Empire Comprising the History of Chaldea Assyria Media Babylonia Lydia Phoenicia Syria Judea Egypt Carthage Persia Greece Macedonia Rome and Parthia by George Rawlinson

B. History of Carthage from its Foundation to the Commencement of the Wars
with Rome . Sources . It is unfortunate that we possess no native accounts of the
History of Carthage . Native histories existed at the time of the Roman conquest ...

Author: George Rawlinson




Page: 580

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Carthage and the Carthaginians

DESTRUCTION OF CARTHAGE . ( 149 – 146 B . C . ) Appian and his History -
Polybius - Characteristics of his HistoryHis love of truth - - Topography of
Carthage - Causes of its obscurity - Changes made by Nature - Changes made
by Man ...

Author: Reginald Bosworth Smith



Category: Carthage

Page: 440

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the fall of nineveh and the reign of sennacherib

... was living at the time of the fall of Carthage , and he says that Carthage was
destroyed after having existed for 700 years . f The epitomiser of Livy gives the
same number of years : Orosiust the same ; and Solinus , as read by Scaliger , &
the ...

Author: j.w. bosanquet





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The End of Empire Attila the Hun the Fall of Rome

With the fall of Carthage, the Vandals gained access to one of the best harbors
on the African coast. This was a great prize to be exploited. In both the East and
the West, additional measures were taken to protect major ports against an attack

Author: Christopher Kelly

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393072665

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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"A thoughtful and sophisticated account of a notoriously complicated and controversial period." —R. I. Moore, Times Literary Supplement History remembers Attila, the leader of the Huns, as the Romans perceived him: a savage barbarian brutally inflicting terror on whoever crossed his path. Following Attila and the Huns from the steppes of Kazakhstan to the court of Constantinople, Christopher Kelly portrays Attila in a compelling new light, uncovering an unlikely marriage proposal, a long-standing relationship with a treacherous Roman general, and a thwarted assassination plot. We see Attila as both a master warrior and an astute strategist whose rule was threatening but whose sudden loss of power was even more so. The End of Empire is an original exploration of the clash between empire and barbarity in the ancient world, full of contemporary resonance.

Carthage Must Be Destroyed

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 ...

Author: Richard Miles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101517031

Category: History

Page: 544

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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.

Rome and Carthage

DESTRUCTION OF CARTHAGE . ( 149 – 146 B . C . ) OUR knowledge of the
Third Punic War is derived almost exclusively from Appian , a mere compiler ,
who did not live till the time of the Emperor Hadrian , and Topography whose
accuracy ...

Author: Reginald Bosworth Smith



Category: Carthage (Extinct city)

Page: 251

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Total War Rome Destroy Carthage

Butthe fall of Carthage owes nothing tothe utterances ofa god. It wasa Roman
featofarms, and thefeat ofnotjust one Scipio, but two. Today,your grandfathercan
rest easyin Elysium. WhenI come to write myhistory ofthis war,people willforget ...

Author: David Gibbins

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230771009

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Carthage, 146 BC. This is the story of Fabius Petronius Secundus – Roman legionary and centurion – and of his general Scipio Aemilianus, and his rise to power: from his first battle against the Macedonians, that seals the fate of Alexander the Great’s successors, to total war in North Africa and the Siege of Carthage. Scipio’s success brings him admiration and respect, but also attracts greed and jealousy – for the closest allies can become the bitterest of enemies. And then there is the dark horse, Julia, of the Caesar family – in love with Scipio but betrothed to his rival Paullus – who causes a vicious feud. Ultimately for Scipio it will come down to one question: how much is he prepared to sacrifice for his vision of Rome? Inspired by Total War: Rome II, from the bestselling Total War series, Destroy Carthage is the first in an epic series of novels. Not only the tale of one man’s fate, it is also a journey to the core of Roman times, through a world of extraordinary military tactics and political intrigue that Rome’s warriors and citizens used to cheat death.

The Fall of the Roman Empire

The first Roman Africa, ruled directly from Rome after the destruction of Carthage
in 146 BC, comprised only a small part of the Maghreb: about 13,000 square
kilometres of northern and central Tunisia, bounded by the 'royal ditch' (fossa
regia) ...

Author: Peter Heather

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199741182

Category: History

Page: 608

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The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors Rome called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling an Empire that had dominated their lives for so long. A leading authority on the late Roman Empire and on the barbarians, Heather relates the extraordinary story of how Europe's barbarians, transformed by centuries of contact with Rome on every possible level, eventually pulled the empire apart. He shows first how the Huns overturned the existing strategic balance of power on Rome's European frontiers, to force the Goths and others to seek refuge inside the Empire. This prompted two generations of struggle, during which new barbarian coalitions, formed in response to Roman hostility, brought the Roman west to its knees. The Goths first destroyed a Roman army at the battle of Hadrianople in 378, and went on to sack Rome in 410. The Vandals spread devastation in Gaul and Spain, before conquering North Africa, the breadbasket of the Western Empire, in 439. We then meet Attila the Hun, whose reign of terror swept from Constantinople to Paris, but whose death in 453 ironically precipitated a final desperate phase of Roman collapse, culminating in the Vandals' defeat of the massive Byzantine Armada: the west's last chance for survival. Peter Heather convincingly argues that the Roman Empire was not on the brink of social or moral collapse. What brought it to an end were the barbarians.

Rome and the Mediterranean 290 to 146 BC

Other scholars therefore fall back on the Republic's predatory warrior elite. Naked
greed for plunder and glory, in this view, as well as a desire for the longer-term
economic gains that the destruction of Carthage would bring impelled the senate

Author: Nathan Rosenstein

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748650814

Category: History

Page: 312

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Nathan Rosenstein charts Rome's incredible journey and command of the Mediterranean over the course of the third and second centuries BC.

The Fall of the Roman Empire

nature of history and the fate of states.7 A specific example is Polybius' report
about Scipio the Younger's emotional reaction to the fall of Carthage in 146 BC.8
The idea was revived in Renaissance historiography, especially by Leonardo ...

Author: Martin M. Winkler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118589815

Category: History

Page: 288

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The essays collected in this book present the first comprehensiveappreciation of The Fall of the Roman Empire fromhistorical, historiographical, and cinematic perspectives. The bookalso provides the principal classical sources on the period. It isa companion to Gladiator: Film and History (Blackwell, 2004)and Spartacus: Film and History (Blackwell, 2007) andcompletes a triad of scholarly studies on Hollywood’sgreatest films about Roman history. A critical re-evaluation of the 1964 epic film The Fall ofthe Roman Empire, directed by Anthony Mann, fromhistorical, film-historical, and contemporary points of view Presents a collection of scholarly essays and classical sourceson the period of Roman history that ancient and modern historianshave considered to be the turning point toward the eventual fall ofRome Contains a short essay by director Anthony Mann Includes a map of the Roman Empire and film stills, as well astranslations of the principal ancient sources, an extensivebibliography, and a chronology of events