#podcastitas ~ Episode 28 – The Truceless War: Part II
Truceless War will interest scholars and non-specialist readers of ancient history, military history and, especially, the story of Carthage and her Barcid leaders; also students and readers of the historian Polybius, of ancient historiography, and of Flaubert's masterpiece Salammbô. Truceless War: Carthage's Fight for Survival, 241 to 237 BC (History of Warfare) Dexter Hoyos. The revolt of Carthage's mercenaries and oppressed Libyan subjects in 241-237 BC nearly ended her power and even existence. This 'truceless' war, unrivaled for its savagery, was fought over most of Punic North Africa and spread to Sardinia. The Mercenary War, also known as the Truceless War, was a mutiny by troops employed by Carthage at the end of the First Punic War (264 to 241 BC), backed by an uprising of African settlements revolting against Carthaginian control. It lasted from 241 to late 238 or early 237 BC and ended with Carthage suppressing both the mutiny and the revolt. The war began in 241 BC as a dispute over the What followed was a war which shocked even the Ancients with the brutality and savagery with which it was fought. A war without respite, without rules, and without mercy. A Truceless War. Download: Episode 27 - The Truceless War: Part I. RSS Feed: The Layman's Historian. Contact the Layman's Historian: Leave a comment below. Post on the The revolt of Carthage's mercenaries and oppressed Libyan subjects in 241-237 BC nearly ended her power and even existence. This 'truceless' war, unrivalled for its savagery, was fought over most of Punic North Africa and spread to Sardinia. It brought to power in Carthage Hamilcar Barca, father of Hannibal, whose generalship-though flawed-was critical to Carthage's final victory. Truceless War. Mercenary War. Carthage Related Articles on Ancient-Origins. 8 February, 2020 - 17:35 dhwty. When Hannibal Met His Nemesis: The Battle of Zama. The Battle of Zama was a decisive battle of the Second Punic War (also known as the Hannibalic War, or the War Against Hannibal), which was fought between Rome and Carthage. "Truceless War" is the story of Carthage's fight for survival from 241 BC, and the end of the Third Punic War, to 237 BC when the victorious Hamilcar, having defeated and destroyed the insurgents and mercenaries which had rebelled, left Africa to conquer a new Empire and resources for Carthage in Spain.
In Truceless War, classicist Dexter Hoyos has attempted to put together a coherent account of a struggle known only in outline from the works of Polybius, who lived about a century later, plus some fragmentary evidence. Hoyos starts with Polybius, but draws on every other ancient writer, from biographers to philosophers to poets who had even the slightest reference to the conflict, as well as
The Mercenary War (c.240 BC) — also called the Libyan War and the Truceless War by Polybius — was an uprising of mercenary armies formerly employed by Carthage, backed by Libyan settlements revolting against Carthaginian control.. The war began as a dispute over the payment of money owed the mercenaries between the mercenary armies who fought the First Punic War on Carthage's behalf, and …
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Get this from a library! Truceless war : Carthage's fight for survival, 241 to 237 BC. [B D Hoyos]