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Tango0102 Dec 2023 3:40 p.m. PST

"Carthage was established by Phoenician settlers in the 9th Century BCE, and initially had to pay tribute to the local Berber Libyan kingdoms. However, as the city grew rich on Mediterranean trade, it gradually looked to building an empire to secure ports and open new markets, starting with major trading partners, and later on expanded inland into Africa. By the mid 5th century BCE the tables had turned, and the Libyan kingdoms were vassals of Carthage, heavily taxed and required to provide troops for the city's military adventures. In time this burden was eased to some degree as the North Africans were seen more as vassal citizens of the empire, but they continued to contribute significant numbers of troops to Carthage whether paid or conscripted is still debated (probably both at various times). With assimilation and inter-marrying, Libyans became part of the larger group known as Liby-Phoenicians, and as such formed the core of many Carthaginian armies; such levies made up a quarter of a Carthaginian army in 310 BCE, and more than half of the infantry Hannibal took to Italy…"




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rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2023 2:14 p.m. PST

Not too bad. Slightly taller than the offerings from HaT, but not enough to matter.

Tango0103 Dec 2023 3:33 p.m. PST

Glad you like them…


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