Our next book in our onlie chat will be Carthage Must be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization by Richard Miles (also as eBook).
"The first full-scale history of Hannibal's Carthage in decades and "a convincing and enthralling narrative." (The Economist )
"Drawing on a wealth of new research, archaeologist, historian, and master storyteller Richard Miles resurrects the civilization that ancient Rome struggled so mightily to expunge. This monumental work charts the entirety of Carthage's history, from its origins among the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon to its apotheosis as a Mediterranean empire whose epic land-and-sea clash with Rome made a legend of Hannibal and shaped the course of Western history. Carthage Must Be Destroyed reintroduces readers to the ancient glory of a lost people and their generations-long struggle against an implacable enemy."
March 6 & 20, April 3
The breakdown is as follows:
March 6: Through Chapter 4
The Economy of War: Carthage and Syracuse
March 20: Through Chapter 9
April 3: Through the end.
Enjoy! I think it's one of the best selections for this year.