Adrienne Mayor: Carthage, 24 June 2010
Show More Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Mediterranean Civilisation by Richard Miles.
Allen Lane, 520 pp., £30, March 2010, 978 0 7139 9793 4Show More
“... to Carthage’s destruction, were Flaubert’s chief sources, but he also relied on Herodotus, Xenophon, Cornelius Nepos and Procopius. For geography and fortifications, he turned to Appian and Diodorus of Sicily, and to Aelian for military tactics. He mined Pliny, Theophrastus and others for Carthaginian magical lore and religion. Athenaeus provided the ...”