• Carthage

  • A Captivating Guide to the Carthaginian Empire and Its Conflicts with the Ancient Greek City-States and the Roman Republic in the Sicilian Wars and Punic Wars
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Richard L. Walton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Categories: History, Africa
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)
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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Carthage, then pay attention...

Very few of the ancient empires and nations were able to challenge the Romans, who were famous for their military might. Even fewer were able to make them shiver just by mentioning their name. In fact, only one enemy of Rome managed to engrave such fear into their bones. That was Carthage, sometimes called the Carthaginian Empire.

It was a formidable state that stretched across northern Africa, from Algeria and Tunisia to the shores of Morocco and southern Spain. In its heyday, it was a formidable force that controlled much of the western Mediterranean. As such, it was the first real obstacle to the rise of the Roman state, the only one which almost brought it down before it even became an ancient superpower.

Hannibal Barca, the most famous Carthaginian leader, was at one point in front of the gates of Rome. Because of that, the Carthaginian Empire, usually personified by Hannibal himself, is typically seen and described as the great foe of Rome, one of the rare daunting opponents the Romans faced.

In Carthage: A Captivating Guide to the Carthaginian Empire and Its Conflicts with the Ancient Greek City-States and the Roman Republic in the Sicilian Wars and Punic Wars, you will discover chapters, such as:

  • A New City in the West
  • Becoming a Mediterranean Power
  • Fighting for Control over Sicily
  • From Allies to Enemies
  • Succumbing to the Wounds
  • The Carthaginian Society and Government
  • Army of the Carthaginian Republic
  • The Punic Civilization
  • And much, much more!

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the beautiful sister, Juliet

I just finished this complex novel for the last month. It had twists and turns and the author, Joyce Carol Oates, developed very flawed and complex characters: his wife Arlette, the beautiful sister, Juliet; and the smart sister named Cressida who caused most of the agony in the story.

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Sad, disillusioned author writes a sad, disillusio

I understand that authors have a point of view, and for some, it is the reason they write in the first home. This author's is so pervasive, but she tries to 'slip it in' like we won't notice. Suggested : "Carnage." Okay,

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an interest in history or/and in war and politics

I enjoyed this audible. It is quite factual and slightly heavy traveling in places, but it is balanced and pains to point out what we know, also what we don't know. It's more work than a best-seller, but a very complete report of the three Punic Wars.

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I enjoyed this audible

I enjoyed this audible. It is quite factual and slightly heavy going in places, but it is balanced and pains to point out what we know, and what we don't know. It's more work than a best-seller, but a very complete account of the three Punic Wars.

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An engrossing listen, expertly listening.

Adrian Goldsworthy is, for me, the best listen on the subject of Ancient Rome. His depth of knowledge on the subject combined with his conversational accessible style brings to life the Aged World

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Great work but it's only one

Another great audible from Adrian Goldsworthy. It describes the warfare of the period (roman, Carthaginian, Hellenistic) and gives the political situation before the wars as well as providing a brief look at Carthaginian and roman institutions.

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Almost The Definitive Work

The fact that at the time the wars started Carthage was far more powerful than Rome is something to think about. The sorry fact is that because Rome defeated the city at the end of the Third Punic War means that any history of Carthage will always be very one-sided.

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Fundamental Differences between Rome and Carthage

Adrain Goldsworthy has a talent for combining excellent scholarship with readability to provide, in this critics' mind, some the best history writing about the Ancient World.

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Well worth a listen if you like ancient military

it is also an excellent introduction to Rome’s dominance of the Mediterranean and Roman hegemony, more generally, with these elements, and the “Roman way” of waging war, being the author’s real specialty.

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The best introduction and overview of the Punic

This work, while perhaps not perfect and containing some questionable statements, is probably the best foundation, summary, and starting point for someone wanting to get to holds with the Punic Wars.

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Sad, disillusioned author listen sad, disillusio

I understand that authors have a point of view, and for some, it is the reason they write in the first place. This author's is so pervasive, but she tries to 'slip it in' like we won't notice. Suggested : "Carnage." Okay, I disagree with the , but I viewed plenty I do not agree with 100%, so that's not the major fault. It is what it is.

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  • 06-20-20

Inutilement long !

A good meaty Joyce Carol Oates story like only she can produce. Satisfaction in the story itself, and then she takes it a step farther in the after story. A complete picture. Sigh, if only there were more audible like this.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I thought this was a very good

I thought this was a very good audible . It goes from one character's story to another, but not as an affectation to be , it makes the story compelling. I loved the way it's listen , clear, nothing wasted, evocative and involving.

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  • 06-19-20

very enjoyable but the characters could

I know how that works, using fictionalized Northern NY settings extensively as I do in my work. One needs to listen to what one knows, yet reinventions to accommodate one's plot trajectories will often be necessary.

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  • 06-19-20

The story then covers the experiences

There is a Carthage NY, I live in the next town over, and it seems to me that quite a few of Oates' stories lately have been set in this region; just wondering why. Has she ever been here? I ask that advisedly;

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  • 06-19-20

Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates

As a listening myself, I find much to admire about literary chops, but not enough to make me a fan, so much of her work devolving as it does upon the trials and works of people residing lives, loves and times that are seriously out of joint, which is not my genre.

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  • 06-19-20

Carthago Delenda Est

"Carthage must be destroyed..." so Senator Marcus Cato used to say, during the Punic Wars when Carthage was getting to be just too much of a burr under the saddle of Rome, and so would the sports opponents of Carthage Central School say, in upstate New York, if they were as literate in the classics today as schoolkids used to be once upon a time.

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  • 06-19-20

Joyce Takes a Stand!

That said, as usual Oates' actual writing is wonderful. Her wording is near-perfect and her descriptions are excellent. I looked up some of the places she refers to in this audible and found they do, indeed, exist. Having done some traveling in State,

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  • Maria Dennehy
  • 06-18-20

A tour de force

A good significant audible like only she can produce. Delight in the audible itself, and then she takes it a step farther in the after audible. A complete outline. Sigh, if only there were more works like this.

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  • Michael Deegan
  • 06-18-20

Confronting the dark

I thought this was very well audible. It goes from one character's story to another, but not as an affectation to be , it makes the story compelling. I loved the way it's listening, clear, nothing wasted, evocative, and involving.