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In the year 146 B.C. the legions of Scipio ... capture Carthage after bitter fighting. Refusing to surrender to the sworn enemy the inhabitants throw themselves into the flames of a huge pyre ... Rome’s victory throws open the gates of Africa. The Roman Empire: Timgad
Rome forced Carthage to sign a crippling peace treaty in an attempt to break its enemy. Barbarians Rising I: Resistance, History 2016
The Empire unites and assembles a combined assault force to cross the Mediterranean and invade Carthage. Barbarians Rising VIII: Ruin
The Carthaginian Empire had been built on the strength of its Navy. Larry Lamb, Rome: The World’s First Superpower II: Total War, Channel 5 2014
Hannibal had finally crossed the Alps into Italy – an amazing feat. ibid.
Rome had won its world war. Carthage fell. ibid.
146 B.C. A century of bitter warfare is about to reach its climax. Rome’s forces are poised outside the city walls of their greatest enemy: Carthage must be destroyed. Larry Lamb, Rome: The World's First Superpower III: Death of a Hero
Nothing could save Carthage; it took three years of brutal siege and in the end the city fell to Scipio. Professor Richard Miles, The Ancient World 5/6: Republic of Virtue, BBC 2010
Rome’s death sentence on one of the most dazzling empires of the ancient world. Professor Richard Miles, Carthage – The Roman Holocaust, Channel 4 2012
The Roman army broke through the gates of the city ... Death had come to Carthage. ibid.
Rome wanted Carthage completely and permanently erased. ibid.
149 B.C. when 85,000 troops had sailed from Rome to Carthage. ibid.
By 500 B.C. Carthage was the richest metropolis the Mediterranean world had ever seen. ibid.
Carthage was the lord of the western Mediterranean. ibid.
The Carthaginians had created a flat-pack Navy. ibid.
Cato reserved his most venomous hatred for Carthage. ibid.
Cold-blooded pragmatism sealed Carthage’s fate. ibid.
Without Carthage, Rome would never have sharpened itself into a superpower. ibid.
Carthage has been branded as foreign, decadent, perverted, cruel and treacherous. ibid.
When the Romans destroyed Carthage they didn’t just help themselves to useful know-how about olives and ship-building, they took the whole idea of Empire and Romanised it. They stole the secrets of Carthage’s success. ibid.
The Roman army is preparing to face the first true threat to its survival – the ancient empire called Carthage. Rome: Power and Glory: Legions of Conquest s1e2, Discovery 1999
Carthage was wiped from the Earth. Mary Beard’s Ultimate Rome, BBC 2016