The Fall of Carthage

The Fall of Carthage
Title The Fall of Carthage PDF eBook
Author Adrian Goldsworthy
Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages 416
Release 2012-08-30
Genre History
ISBN 1780223064

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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

Hannibal's Last Battle
Title Hannibal's Last Battle PDF eBook
Author Brian Todd Carey
Publisher Pen and Sword
Pages 382
Release 2007-10-18
Genre History
ISBN 1473814812

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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.




Carthage Must Be Destroyed

Carthage Must Be Destroyed
Title Carthage Must Be Destroyed PDF eBook
Author Richard Miles
Publisher Penguin
Pages 544
Release 2011-07-21
Genre History
ISBN 1101517034

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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.




The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic
Title The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic PDF eBook
Author Harriet I. Flower
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 519
Release 2014-06-23
Genre History
ISBN 1107032245

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This second edition examines all aspects of Roman history, and contains a new introduction, three new chapters and updated bibliographies.




Carthage in Virgil's Aeneid

Carthage in Virgil's Aeneid
Title Carthage in Virgil's Aeneid PDF eBook
Author Elena Giusti
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 349
Release 2018-03-29
Genre History
ISBN 1108416802

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Investigates the representation of the Carthaginian enemy and the revisionist history of the Punic Wars in Virgil's Aeneid.




Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage

Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage
Title Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage PDF eBook
Author David Gibbins
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Pages 352
Release 2013-09-03
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0230771009

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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 Death of Carthage

The Death of Carthage
Title The Death of Carthage PDF eBook
Author Robin E. Levin
Publisher Trafford Publishing
Pages 337
Release 2011-12
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1426996071

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The Death of Carthage tells the story of the Second and third Punic wars that took place between ancient Rome and Carthage in three parts. The first book, Carthage Must Be Destroyed, covering the second Punic war, is told in the first person by Lucius Tullius Varro, a young Roman of equestrian status who is recruited into the Roman cavalry at the beginning of the war in 218 BC. Lucius serves in Spain under the Consul Publius Cornelius Scipio and his brother, the Proconsul Cneius Cornelius Scipio. Captivus, the second book, is narrated by Lucius's first cousin Enneus, who is recruited to the Roman cavalry under Gaius Flaminius and taken prisoner by Hannibal's general Maharbal after the disastrous Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene in 217 BC. Enneus is transported to Greece and sold as a slave, where he is put to work as a shepherd on a large estate and establishes his life there. The third and final book, The Death of Carthage, is narrated by Enneus's son, Ectorius. As a rare bilingual, Ectorius becomes a translator and serves in the Roman army during the war and witnesses the total destruction of Carthage in the year 146 BC. This historical saga, full of minute details on day-to-day life in ancient times, depicts two great civilizations on the cusp of influencing the world for centuries to come.