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    Carthage

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    Everything has a beginning the earth does, the galaxy does, the universe has a beginning, and so does Carthage. Carthage was made by the Phoenician queen Elissa (a.k.a. Dido) in 813 BCE. It was made in what is now present day Tunisia, North Africa. Carthage was made by another Phoenician city-state known as Utica. Carthage was made for a trading stop and a port for Phoenicians to resupply their ships. That is how it all started out. Now that the new town was there they need to find out what to name

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    Hannibal of Carthage

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    Hannibal of Carthage Hannibal of Carthage: "The Father of Strategy" Through out history there have been many great military leaders, Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Generals Washington, Grant and Charles Lewis Puller. The one however that sticks out the most is General Hannibal of Carthage. Often called the "Father of Strategy" his march over the Alps is one of the most famous attacks in military history. Hannibal beat the Roman Army time and time again before in suicide in 183 BC. Hannibal was

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    Carthage was first founded as a trading post in the year of 814 BC. Carthage was founded by the Phoenician Princess Elyssa-Dido on a peninsula from Africa which extends into the Mediterranean Sea. According to legend Elyssa_Dido fled from her brother Pygmalion, the king of Tyre, after he killed her husband. The post benefited from the vast market for the goods that it traded and grew in importance quickly. It first had warehouses in which raw metals and finished metal products which the Phoenicians

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    Aut viam inveniam aut faciam - This Latin proverb, meaning “I will either find a way, or make one”, and it has been attributed to Hannibal Barca of Carthage. Born into the vengeful wars between Rome and Carthage, it seems as though the direction of Hannibal Barca of Carthage’s life was predetermined by his father, Hamilcar Barca, and possibly by fate. Due to the world Hannibal was born into, his father and family members’ goals and successes, his fearless and aggressive nature, and his unique military

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    Both, Carthage and Rome, were powerful and prospering states. But their success was different. According to Morey, Carthage “was originally a colony of Tyre, and had come to be the capital of a great commercial empire on the northern coast of Africa.” (Morey, 1901, para. 2). Rome and Carthage shared some traits, which I discuss in the following paragraphs. Discussion The first similarity was in the structure of the states’ governments. For example, the government of Carthage similarly to Roman government

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    According to archaeological evidence, Carthage was founded by Phoenician traders from Tyre. The settlement was created with the hope to control the prosperous trade in tin, gold, silver, and copper. By the third century, an autonomous Carthage controlled much of North Africa, Sardinia, and Corsica as well as parts of Sicily and the Iberian Peninsula. The harbor was massive, with hundreds of docks, great columns, and was adorned with Greek sculpture. With its prevailing fleet, it dominated trade throughout

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    How the Punic Wars Changed Rome and Carthage

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    How the Punic Wars Changed Rome and Carthage The Punic Wars were a series of wars that destroyed an empire. The three wars were fought between Rome and Carthage. The First Punic War started in 264 B.C. with a dispute over land in Sicily. These wars had a major effect showing that Rome was a dominant force. These wars also gave Rome land stretching from Italy down the eastern coast of Spain and through northern Africa until Carthage, Tunisia. This gave Rome much more power and resources. The First

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    Carthage vs. Rome; the Punic Wars

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    Carthage vs. Rome; the Punic Wars Over the course of one-hundred years the Mediterranean antiquity was rocked by an ancient cold war between the North African seafaring state of Carthage, and the newly rising city of Rome located on the Italian Peninsula. In the course of two major wars and one extended three year long siege of Carthage itself Rome would conquer its last major foe and turn the Mediterranean into a Roman lake. As what happens so often, history is written by the side who wins and

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    Hannibal of Carthage In his time Hannibal was a Carthaginian general revered for his prowess as a tactician and is still studied today. He learned to fight, outthink his enemies and garnered much of his animosity towards the Romans from his father Hamilcar Barca who fought against Rome in the First Punic War. After his father’s death, Hannibal succeeded him as general to the Carthaginian army at the age of 23. Hereafter he spent two years solidifying his position and gathering support before carrying

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    Carthage, according to legend, was founded by the Phoenician Queen Dido in or around 813 BCE (Mark). The true origins of how the city came to exist is clouded by time and steeped in legend. It started out as a small port city on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea across the Sea from Rome. The city of Carthage was a colony of Tyr (Morey, Ch. 14). Carthage began as a small trade stop for Phoenician traders to resupply and repair their ships. The first great injection of grandeur came in the form

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