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HannibalRome's Greatest Enemy$
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Dexter Hoyos

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781904675464

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781904675464.001.0001

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Family and City

Family and City

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(p.9) Chapter 2 Family and City
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Hannibal
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Dexter Hoyos

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781904675464.003.0002

This chapter succinctly describes the site and earlier history of Carthage, supposedly founded by Phoenicians under princess Dido, her republican political system briefly commented on by Aristotle, and the development of Carthaginian civilization, notably her interest in Greek culture. It then briefly explains Hannibal's family background with special emphasis on the distinguished career of his father Hamilcar, nicknamed but not surnamed Barca, who was Carthage's general in Sicily for the final years of the First Punic War.

Keywords:   Carthage, Dido, Phoenicians, Aristotle, Carthaginian civilization, Hamilcar Barca, First Punic War

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