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Rome and Carthage, the Punic Wars (Paperback) Loot Price: R468
Discovery Miles 4 680
Rome and Carthage, the Punic Wars (Paperback): Reginald Bosworth Smith

Rome and Carthage, the Punic Wars (Paperback)

Reginald Bosworth Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881. Excerpt: ... To the north of the city the tempests of two thousand years, and the alluvial deposits of the river Bagradas, Changes which now enters the sea several miles to the lure anl " north of its former mouth, have turned much man. which, in the palmy days of Carthage, was open sea into dry land or into land-locked lagoons; while along the whole west and north front of the city the sea has revenged itself by encroaching on the land, and the massive substructions of fortifications which, perhaps, turned Agathocles aside and long baffled even Scipio, may still be seen engulfed beneath the waters at the distance of a furlong or more from the present coast. Nor has man been less destructive than Nature. On the same or nearly the same spot have risen successively a Phoenician, a Roman, a Vandal, and a Byzantine capital. Each was destroyed in whole or in part by that which was to take its place, and each successive city found ample materials for its own rise in the ruins which it had itself occasioned. The Byzantine city was finally destroyed in 698 A.D. Since that time its site has been almost uninhabited, and Berbers and Bedouins, Fatimite Kalifs and Italian Republics, German Emperors and French Kings, have all had a share in the work of obliteration. The cUbris of so many cities have formed a vast quarry out of which neighbouring hamlets and towns have been built and rebuilt, and, if we except the aqueducts and reservoirs, which, even to the most cursory observer, tell the tale of its former population and prosperity, he who would see any remains of the once imperial city must dig deep down through fathoms of crumbling masonry, or through mosaic pavement laid above mosaic pavement, sometimes three in number, till, perchance, he lights upon a votive tablet covered wi...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Reginald Bosworth Smith
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-28512-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-28512-5
Barcode: 9781150285127

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