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  • Published: 2 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141018096
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $35.00
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Carthage Must Be Destroyed

The Rise And Fall Of An Ancient Civilization



The great epic of the Ancient World comes to life

The story of Carthage is one of the great epics of the Ancient World. And yet, thanks to the ruthlessness and brutality of the Roman destruction of the city under Scipio in 146 BC, we know relatively little about the city: its foundation, its expansion, its way of life, its literature and gods. Carthage has to all intents and purposes been driven to the margins of history. A tale of battles and empire-building, of bitter rivalry and destruction - and a great civilisation whose role in shaping European culture and history has, until now, been largely ignored.

  • Published: 2 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141018096
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $35.00
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Praise for Carthage Must Be Destroyed

Mr. Miles has skilfully fused the works of ancient historians such as Polybius and Livy, a wide range of modern studies and recent archaeological research to create a convincing and enthralling narrative

The Economist

Richard Miles's Carthage Must be Destroyed is a refreshing addition to the debate

Philip Parker, Financial Times

This is a lively and compelling, chronological account of Carthage from its Phoenician foundation to its reception in Emperor Augustus's Rome

Paul Cartledge, Literary Review

Richard Miles tells this story with tremendous élan, combining the best of modern scholarship with narrative pace and energy. It is a superb achievement, a model for all such endeavours. He is even better on the little-known background to this tale

Peter Jones, Telegraph

The dramatic story of these events is set out in gripping detail

The Scotsman

A fine, sweeping survey of the rise and fall of an empire and a glimpse into the diversity of the ancient world ... Richard Miles is ... concerned with the wider context ... and his book is all the more valuable for that

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