But when Salambo, the exquisite daughter of Hamilcar, rode into the Roman camp, into Matho's tent, to exchange her beauty for the veil of Carthage - he would throw away victory and forsake his army, his nation, and his soul for the price of her body.
Set during the historical struggle between Rome and Carthage, Flaubert's novel offers a richly detailed portrait of the lives and rites of two ancient kingdoms moved by their allegiances to very different gods.
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Practicing attorney in Columbia, SC. History buff. British and American Lit fan. Currently reading anything about Ancient Rome I can find.
I'm a history buff and feel cheated that I didn't know of this novel until my 30s. This was a remarkable read or "listen." Flaubert's descriptions are amazingly pictorial. While listening, you can hear, smell, and taste exactly what is happening.
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