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Bibil Identifier bibil:211150
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Crises et évolution dans le monde phénicien d'Occident au commencement de l'époque perse
Author Bondì, S.F.
Journal Transeuphratène (Volume: 39)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language French
Pages 41-48 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The aim of the present paper is, firstly, to outline the political and military situation of the Phoenician western world during the second half of the 6th century BCE, the starting age of Carthage politics in the Mediterranean. We investigate the Carthaginian action in Sicily, Sardinia and in the Iberian Peninsula, which gives the metropolis a hegemonic role over the western colonies. Besides, we will try to understand whether and how Persian politics and the state of the Eastern Phoenician centres could have played a role in Carthage's action. In spite of the active cultural contacts between Carthage and Phoenicia during the Punic expansionistic period, the research conducted into literary sources and archaeological data does not indicate any direct influence exerted by those relations on Carthaginian military and political plans; after all, Persia seems to be completely uninterested in the dynamics of the central-western Mediterranean. In this way, helped by the complete absence of action by the Phoenician cities and their Persian rulers, Carthage can realize its project, becoming the only entity to exercise power over the Phoenician western world.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Carthage
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Phoenicia : History and Civilization
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