Carthage Draft 1


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Carthage Draft 1

  1. 1. CARTHAGE<br />
  2. 2. Begins with Phoenicia:<br />Phoenician Culture was divided into City-States<br />(Just like Ancient Greece)<br />Phoenicians were well known for their maritime achievements<br />Invented the Bireme (a new kind of ship)<br />Made their wealth through trade and colonization<br />When the mysterious “Sea Peoples” attacked Egypt ca. 1200 BCE, Phoenician cities expanded and filled the power vacuum<br />Carthaginian History…<br />
  3. 3. Carthage founded in 814 BCE as a colony of the city-state of Tyre<br />In 650 BCE, Carthage plants a colony of its own<br />From around 539 BCE on, the Phoenician homeland was attacked and conquered by various empires (beginning with Persia)<br />Carthage was on its own…<br />From humble beginnings<br />
  4. 4. One Colony… to rule them all<br />When its mother city of Tyre was conquered:<br />Many Phoenicians fled to Carthage<br />Carthage’s numbers and status grew<br />Carthage now assumed the role of Leader<br />Carthage used diplomacy, bribery, and violence to subdue all the other Phoenician colonies<br />
  5. 5. Hegemony<br />
  6. 6. War against the Greeks<br />
  7. 7. War against the Romans<br />
  8. 8. Fall of Carthage<br />