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Scott MacPhee22 Feb 2011 4:35 p.m. PST

Just that blurb makes me question the historical accuracy of this title.

"By the end of the First Punic War, the Romans had reduced the capital city of the Carthaginian Empire to a heap of ashes and destroyed its culture."

Really? Surely they mean the THIRD Punic War, but then the structure of the paragraph makes no sense.

Bad copy. The book itself may be well written and researched, but that's the not the impression I get from this brief summary.

RelliK22 Feb 2011 4:38 p.m. PST

Wheres Allen hiding?

Grunt186122 Feb 2011 6:29 p.m. PST

"Wheres Allen hiding?"

Judging by the ignorance displayed in that write up, that may be a rhetorical question.

aecurtis Fezian22 Feb 2011 6:53 p.m. PST

Lying down. Weeping.

If you needed proof that they're morons at Osprey, here it is.


Lee Brilleaux Fezian23 Feb 2011 5:29 a.m. PST

The Roman bombing of Carthage, using the flying vessel Enolus Gaius, ended the First Punic War. It's in all the books.

Well, this book.

NoneSuch24 Feb 2011 5:39 a.m. PST
skippy000124 Feb 2011 5:50 a.m. PST

They blame Marketing. This error calls for a proper decimatio of that department-LINE THEM UP!!!!

Raynamhab24 Feb 2011 8:57 a.m. PST

my comments were deleted by Osprey's demand. perhaps Curtis's remarks need to be stricken as well.

aecurtis Fezian24 Feb 2011 9:03 a.m. PST



mad monkey 124 Feb 2011 11:31 a.m. PST

From the link above:
"Being a marketing bod myself, I still maintain that this was a wildly successful viral campaign to get people talking about the book. But then I would. After all, I'm a marketing bod…"

Good save. : )

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