Friday, October 19, 2007


This Day is Unlucky for Carthage

On this day in 202 BC, the Romans, unable to beat Hannibal in Italy, struck at Carthage and under Publius Cornelius Scipio (later given the agnomen Africanus) defeated the Carthaginians at the Battle of Zama in present day Tunisia. More than 600 years later, in 439, the Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, conquered Carthage and lived up to the modern meaning of the tribe's name. Rough day indeed.


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