The first full-scale history of Hannibal’s Carthage in decades and “a convincing and enthralling narrative.” (The Economist )
Drawing on a wealth of new research, archaeologist, historian, and master storyteller Richard Miles resurrects the civilisation that ancient Rome struggled so mightily to expunge.
It’s a monumental work and charts the entirety of Carthage’s history. It’s all here, from its origins among the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon to its apotheosis as a Mediterranean empire whose epic land-and-sea clash with Rome made a legend of Hannibal and shaped the course of Western history.
Carthage Must Be Destroyed reintroduces us to the ancient glory of a lost people and their generations-long struggle against an implacable enemy.