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Carthage: Always the bridesmaid

By Ben Potter What do Spain, Portugal, Malta, Gibraltar, Libya, Morocco, Italy and France have in common? Weather… perhaps. Food… some. Sea? Ah! Now we’re warming up! What if we throw into the mix the names Bomilcar, Hasdrabul, Hamilcar and Terrence? If you’ve got the answer, well done! If you haven’t, then it’s probably because

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Magna Graecia – or Greater Greece

by John Mancini The ebb and flow of empires, societies and cultures… these are the elements that make western culture what it is today. More specifically, the spreading of ideas, agriculture and religion across different, often disparate cultures accounts for the rich diversity that makes up our combined heritage. This “cultural diffusion”, as it is

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