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review Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization review ´ 3 Richard Miles ¿ 3 free download 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. There s usually a strict segmentation between an archaeologist writing about artifact digs and a revisionist historian reviewing antiue histories written by the winners The few writers who have tried to synthesize such styles Peter Wells Barbarians to Angels for example often succeed only in part because they favor one method over another Miles gets the balance right by being appropriately skeptical of the historical sources on Carthage while still recognizing the value of preserving a linear narrative Miles recognizes the problem of traditional revisionism lionizing the party that traditionally was considered the bad guy He does not consider the Phoenicians the residents of Tyre nor the Carthaginians to be above reproach But he doesn t take the Romans word for anything regarding Carthage In fact he seems to mirror my own view that what Rome has been best at throughout its period as republic as empire and as papacy is lying about everyone else Miles wants to give us Carthage without praise or blame Carthage with all its warts The author moves further by showing us how the legend of HeraclesHercules plays in Carthage culture and how the universal Heracles cult displaced the Punic god of Melart Some readers only familiar with interpretation of narrative history may wonder why gods are considered in discussing Carthage Miles understands an important point There is not a strict division between prehistory and history instead there is a slow shift from oral storytelling traditions loaded with myth and written history that focuses on the acts of real humans separate from gods In analyzing the real world history of Carthage Troy Corinth et al one must be ready to adopt a mixed bag of folklore and fact It s understandable why Miles opened his book with details of the siege of Carthage but this made the book end rather suddenly as he had already told the story of Carthage s final days Should it be changed to a linear story I m not certain that would work better Perhaps he could have given of a story on how Carthage lived again after its people were dispersed throughout North Africa

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review Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization review ´ 3 Richard Miles ¿ 3 free download 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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review Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization review ´ 3 Richard Miles ¿ 3 free download 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. A history of Carthage Insofar as it can be reconstructedNot only were there no Carthaginian histories to survive there is the interesting history of the Greek and Roman histories where the best source may be reconstructed from the uotations taken from another work which also did not survive but drew heavily on the original source There is also some archaeological evidence Carthaginian inscriptions give brief accounts and other information can be pieced together The optimistic claim of early archaeologists that the claims of sacrificing children were false was too optimistic Considerably evidence for it has turned up include inscriptions that carefully state that the child offered was actually the offspring of the person sacrificing the childThis gets discussed across its history covering its wars its colonies its government insofar as it can be discerned its religion and its interactions with Rome and with other forces allied with one or the other or shifting between The period of the Punic Wars gets covered most thoroughly of course because of the most records including the peaces between with the Mercenaries WarIt covers the campaigns the battles with discussion enough of strategy to show how they were won and the side effectsEverything from the details such as the Carthaginians first coined money to pay off mercenaries in Sicily to the intense efforts of both sides in the Punic War to claim religious sanction and the other side s impiety Hercules was of particular importance and the road he took driving Geryon s cattle was fraught with significance A general whose first act on appointment was to try to counteract the frantic superstitious practice of unauthorized sacrifices and divination by consulting the Sibylline books I found the treatment of RomanGreekCarthaginian syncretism particularly interesting because of my interests in the area it s very well done


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    Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization Free E–pub Richard Miles ¿ 3 free download review Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization 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 mi

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    Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization Free E–pub Until the publication of this excellent book the preeminent text about Carthage was the 1995 volume Carthage A History by the French historian Serge Lancel This an outstanding contribution to the patchy knowledge we have of Carthage has just been eclipsed One might think that part of the reason for this is that Carthage Must Be Destroyed did not need to be translated inevitably there were some places where Lancel's tex

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    download Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Richard Miles Richard Miles ¿ 3 free download review Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization A history of Carthage Insofar as it can be reconstructedNot only were there no Carthaginian histories to survive there is the interesting histor

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    download Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Richard Miles Richard Miles ¿ 3 free download Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization Free E–pub Carthage has always been a background character in my personal narrative of history I vaguely knew it had been there for a few hundred years when its wars with Rome started I loved the story of Cato's Delenda est speeches in the Roman Senate and as a fan of military history I had read a few accounts of Hannibal's amazing victory at

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    download Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Richard Miles Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization Free E–pub Finished reading Carthage Must Be Destroyed by Richard MilesWhenever I read a history of a fallen empire I am always sad at the end Read a history of the fall of the Roman Empire last year and I kept rooting for the Romans to pull it together They didn’t I felt very sad reading about the fall of Carthage So unnecessaryBut I did learn a lotCarthage was a colony of Tyre a Phoenician island city off the coast of LebanonThe Phoenicians were t

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    download Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Richard Miles Richard Miles ¿ 3 free download review Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization 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

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    Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization Free E–pub 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

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    Richard Miles ¿ 3 free download Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization Free E–pub highly recommend Miles’ book for his reconstruction of Carthage’s history while trying to minimize the Romans' filter For one example of this filter even our terminology for the civilization and culture Punic comes with its own baggage since Romans used the term in a pejorative and disparaging context Miles spends time on the background and history of Phoenicia showing how the expansion to Carthage and othe

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