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The Punic Wars Part III | “Delenda Cartago est”

The third stage of the Punic Wars was by far the shortest, lasting from 149–146 BCE, and was entirely fought in Africa, resulting in the destruction of Carthage. The decades following the Second Punic War saw the Carthaginians regain prosperity, while the Romans engaged in nearly continuous warfare in Spain, Gaul, and Macedonia.

Online Open House | Epic Narrative and Toxic Heroism, with Joel Christensen

We were excited to welcome Joel Christensen for an Online Open House entitled “Epic Narrative and Toxic Heroism.” The event took place on Friday, May 13 at 12:00 p.m. EDT and was recorded.

Reading Greek Tragedy Online
Euripides Ion
Wednesday May 18, 3pm EDT

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