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The History of Rome, vol 3

From the Union of Italy to the Subjugation of Carthage and the Greek States

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Author: Theodor Mommsen
Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 201,253 / 606 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 29.7
LoC Category: DG
Series: History of Rome
Downloads: 1,026
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 7962
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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d tribute to him occasionally, in order to secure its commercial communications with Tyre and the East.

But with all their disposition to be submissive and cringing, circumstances occurred which compelled these Phoenicians to adopt a more energetic policy. The stream of Hellenic migration was pouring ceaselessly towards the west: it had already dislodged the Phoenicians from Greece proper and Italy, and it was preparing to supplant them also in Sicily, in Spain, and even in Libya itself. The Phoenicians had to make a stand somewhere, if they were not willing to be totally crushed. In this case, where they had to deal with Greek traders and not with the great-king, submission did not suffice to secure the continuance of their commerce and industry on its former footing, liable merely to tax and tribute. Massilia and Cyrene were already founded; the whole east of Sicily was already in the hands of the Greeks; it was full time for the Phoenicians to think of serious resistance. The Carthaginians undertoo

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