The city of Carthage is famous for being Rome's greatest enemy, an adversary that the Romans themselves described as the whetstone of their greatness. So intense was the rivalry between the two powers that in 146 BC Roman legions under the general Scipio Aemilianus visited on Carthage one of the most infamous acts of brutal obliteration ever recorded in the annals of history.
However, there was far more to Carthage than as a mere foil to Roman greatness. In this talk Dr Miles will explore how Carthage became one of the great powers of the ancient Mediterranean world, and the important economic, cultural and religious legacies that it left behind.
Non-members are welcome. A donation of $10 per person includes entry in the lucky door prize and afternoon tea. Afternoon tea will be held in E318, Forgan Smith Building.