The Second Punic War

The Second Punic War - The Second Punic War(218-202 BC...

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The Second Punic War (218-202 BC) Carthage Punicus = Phoenician evolved its own culture- why its called Punic instead of Phoenician destroyed in 146 BC everything known comes from Greek and Roman sources inherit bias spent centuries fighting Greeks in Sicily- Greeks destroyed them- ancient bias Middle Ages perpetuated stereotype- a "them" Edward Said- Orientalism- European fascination with Islamic and Arabic world- subtle prejudice- shaped by Imperialism in 18th and 19th centuries- an exotic other place- cruel, irrational weak people Carthage foundation founded by Queen Dido, sister of King of Tyre king killed Dido's husband to steal her wealth left Tyre and settled in North Africa with political refugees was told she could have as much land as she could cover with an ox hide cut the hide into thin strips and surrounded enough land to form a city added Aeneas to the story he landed in Carthage Dido fell in love with Aeneas decided to marry- consummate marriage in a cave God told Aeneas he had to leave
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