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Carthage’s Cultural Connections

by Eleanor Konik, Guest Writer, Eleanor’s Iceberg Carthage is most often thought of in the context of Rome; “Carthage must be destroyed!” Part of the reason for this is that Rome really did manage to destroy Carthage, and survivorship bias is what it is: we don’t have a ton of records from Carthage, so we

What if Carthage had won the Punic Wars?

Written by Lydia Serrant, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Ancient Rome was unquestionably the major influencer of European culture that still resonates to this day. If you are a European, living in Europe, or from a country that is highly influenced by European culture like America, then you would be hard-pressed to go a day without

The Passion of Dido

By Mary E. Naples Commissioned by none other than Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus after his decisive victory at Actium over Antony and Cleopatra, Virgil’s Aeneid is a patrilineal tale tracing the pedigree of the Italic people from the mythical, stalwart Trojan heroes. A glory to the Trojans and the Romans alike. Indeed, both the Trojan

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