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Old Mar 26, 2007, 11:03 AM   #1
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A view of some of the remains around Carthage.


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Old Mar 27, 2007, 10:29 PM   #2
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I like the shot, especially the black and white print. Never seen Carthage. Wasn't this city's land sown with salt , sacked and vandalized by the Romans after they defeated Hannibal ?


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Old Mar 28, 2007, 10:56 AM   #3
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Originally they defeated carthage and then let them be. Thought about things for a while, went back and razed the city to the ground and salted the earth as you say!
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You're so lucky to have been a place whose nameoftenappearsin mythology, ancient history and romantic period paintings* !!

Ah, hope you don't mind me sharing one of my favourites* by JMW Turner,related with yourphotograph: )


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Old Mar 28, 2007, 3:15 PM   #5
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Mark,

"Praeterea censeo Carthaginem esse delendam"

Cato the older used to say that at the end of his speaches during a certain period. It has been said that if you don´t remember anything else from school, you do remember these words by Cato. Strange thing... What´s the secret?. Many teachers would like to know (smile)

BTW, judging from your picture he got his will (wish?) realized (another smile)

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You can modernize this classic sentence at your liking (preference):
"Praeterea censeo _ _ _ esse delendam"



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