A tale of battles and empire-building, of bitter rivalry and destruction, and of the great civilisation of Carthage city, which played key role in shaping European culture and history.
Mr. Miles has skilfully fused the works of ancient historians such as Polybius and Livy, a wide range of modern studies and recent archaeological research to create a convincing and enthralling narrative The Economist Richard Miles's Carthage Must be Destroyed is a refreshing addition to the debate -- Philip Parker Financial Times This is a lively and compelling, chronological account of Carthage from its Phoenician foundation to its reception in Emperor Augustus's Rome -- Paul Cartledge Literary Review Richard Miles tells this story with tremendous elan, combining the best of modern scholarship with narrative pace and energy. It is a superb achievement, a model for all such endeavours. He is even better on the little-known background to this tale -- Peter Jones Telegraph The dramatic story of these events is set out in gripping detail The Scotsman
Richard Miles is Professor of Classics at the University of Sydney and a Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge University. He has written widely on Punic, Roman and Vandal North Africa and has directed archaeological excavations in Carthage and Rome. He is also the author of Ancient Worlds (Allen Lane, October 2010) and the presenter and writer of the series Ancient Worlds for BBC2.