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Richard Miles ä 0 CHARACTERS FREE DOWNLOAD â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ä Richard Miles READ & DOWNLOAD Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization To its apotheosis as the greatest seapower in the Mediterranean And at the heart of the history of Carthage lies the extraordinary figure of Hannibal the scourge of Rome and one of the greatest military leaders but a man who also unwittingly led his people to catastrophe. The author is a great scholar and very knowledgeable about his subject The book jacket indicates that he has even led archaeological digs in North Africa Perhaps that is part of the problem What I mean is that maybe those with a great love for archaeology should not write books like this one The title promises grand sweeping scope and the author gives us none of it He has an obvious love for the minute details He employs his considerable talents in mining though religious inscriptions dietary information and so one All of this could have been very useful if used in support of a grand theme But what we get is one thing after another Nowhere does he offer any kind of theory for the utter destruction of a once mighty civilization Was Carthage murdered or was it suicide Did they have an achilles heel that betrayed them or fall to hubris or something anything at all Here again there is a lot of information but almost no penetrating analysis Suddenly they are no and there are no real lessons to be learnedIf you have a great interest in certain key details about Carthage I would pick up the book and mine the index Again a few points are illuminating on a smaller scale I had no idea for example of the religious battle that took place during the 2nd Punic War as Hannibal tried to appropriate Hercules and the grand theme of Greek resistance to barbarians The origins of Carthage as it related to Assyrian conuest was also good Given his knowledge the book remains uite frustrating He needed a poet to come alongside

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Richard Miles ä 0 CHARACTERS FREE DOWNLOAD â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ä Richard Miles READ & DOWNLOAD Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization This book is the first full scale history of Carthage in decades The devastating struggle to the death between the Carthaginians and the Romans was one of the defining dramas of the ancient world In an epic series of land and sea battles both sides came close to victory. From our view point of history we can see that Carthage would be destroyedTo the people of that time no one was knew which city would rule the Mediterranean Carthage or Rome The sacred chickens drinkIn 249 BC the Roman consul Publius Claudius Pulcher a man variously described as being mentally unstable an arrogant snob and a drunk decided to launch an attack on the Carthaginian held port of Drepana The mission got off to a rocky start when the sacred chickens used to gauge divine favour went off their feed prompting the impetuous Claudius to throw them overboard with the pithy remark that perhaps they were thirstyIf they won t eat then let them drinkHe then went on to lose the battle By the third century BC Rome was on the rise and showing an almost insatiable hunger for conuest the empires drifted into the first Punic war less for reasons of strategy and for lack of political will to prevent it Rome s nemesis came in the form of Hannibal a ruthless and daring general Departing from Spain in 218BC with 50000 troops Hannibal attempted the unthinkable to invade Italy by land marching through Spain France and the trackless snow covered Alps meeting hostile tribesmen at every turn For all his audacious battles Hannibal still lost to the determined RomansThey make a desolation and they call it peaceThat was the end of CarthageEnjoy

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Richard Miles ä 0 CHARACTERS FREE DOWNLOAD â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ä Richard Miles READ & DOWNLOAD Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization Before the Carthaginians finally succumbed and their capital city history and culture were almost utterly erased Drawing on a wealth of new archaeological research Richard Miles brings to life this lost empire from its origins among the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon. The title refers to a famous uote of Cato the Elder a Roman statesman about the threat to Rome from Carthage The book is a case study of the rise and fall of Carthage It is very thorough and mostly interesting There are several nice lines in the book One of the interesting is that Carthage was important as an opponent to Rome and the conflictual history with Carthage forced the Roman state to mature in order to survive and thus contributed to the long period of Roman dominance under the Empire Another line of thinking that I had not appreciated until now was the role of ideology in the wars between Carthage and Rome which Gods were triumphant and how did these states adapted the array of gods in an area to serve their needs Another interesting line is the complex politics within these states Both Rome and Carthage were far from monolithic actors and understanding the politics was critical for success Indeed this point is made concerning Hannibal and his ineffectiveness in following up on his military triumphs The ability of the winners in a conflict to write the official history is also clearly brought across in the narrative Finally Miles does a good job covering Hannibal and Scipio and brilliant tactical generals and key battles such as Cannae are well coveredOn its weaker side the book seems a bit willing to digress in order to fill in detail and lengthen the page count Given the lack of common familiarity with ancient African Roman and pre Roman history I am sympathetic to the author s efforts to inform and provide background and the book is fairly successful at this


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  • Hardcover
  • 521
  • Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization
  • Richard Miles
  • English
  • 21 November 2019
  • 9780670022663