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.

The Fall of Carthage

Afdrubal , Hanno , Adherbal , Bostar , Mago , Hiempfal , Mafiilins , Annibal , Amilcar , Bomilcar , Carthaginians . Mr. Keys . Mr. MURRAY . Mr. Davis . Deferters from Mr. GEORGE . the Romans , Mr. FAWCETT . ... THE FALL OF CARTHAGE ...

Author: William Watkins

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Category: Carthage (Extinct city)

Page: 68

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

Next to nothing was gained by the falsehood, while every Carthaginian dependency resolved to resist to the uttermost. Hippo was the next place to be attacked. After Carthage and Utica—the Roman headquarters were at Utica—Hippo was the ...

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."

A Manual of Ancient History from the earliest times to the fall of the Western Empire etc

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 ...

Author: George Rawlinson (Professor of Ancient History in the University of Oxford.)

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Category: History, Ancient

Page: 606

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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 ...

Author: George Rawlinson

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Page: 580

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Troy Carthage and the Victorians

from Contemporary Review whose author had claimed that '[t]he ruins of ancient Carthage suggest to him an ... the fall of Troy anticipated that of Carthage, just as he feared the destruction of Carthage presaged the fall of Rome: the ...

Author: Rachel Bryant Davies

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108135544

Category: History

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Playful, popular visions of Troy and Carthage, backdrops to the Iliad and Aeneid's epic narratives, shine the spotlight on antiquity's starring role in nineteenth-century culture. This is the story of how these ruined cities inspired bold reconstructions of the Trojan War and its aftermath, how archaeological discoveries in the Troad and North Africa sparked dramatic debates, and how their ruins were exploited to conceptualise problematic relationships between past, present and future. Rachel Bryant Davies breaks new ground in the afterlife of classical antiquity by revealing more complex and less constrained interaction with classical knowledge across a broader social spectrum than yet understood, drawing upon methodological developments from disciplines such as history of science and theatre history in order to do so. She also develops a thorough critical framework for understanding classical burlesque and engages in in-depth analysis of a toy-theatre production.


An Inquiry Into the Permanent Causes of the Decline and Fall of Pourful and Wealthy Nations Designed to Shew how the Prosperity of the British Empire May be Prolonged 2 Ed

The fact was , that Rome , in the days of its vigour , when it was poor , attacked Carthage in the days of its wealth and of its decline ; but let us compare Carthage before its fall to Rome in the time of the Gordians , of Maximus ...

Author: William Playfair

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Page: 346

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The Fall of the Roman Republic

... relations with other states : the complete destruction of Carthage , which brought to an end the third Punic War , coincided with a similar treatment of the Greek city of Corinth ; both Carthage and northern Greece were reorganised ...

Author: David Colin Arthur Shotter

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415319409

Category: History

Page: 140

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Describes how the Roman republic became destabilized due to the growth of the Roman empire.