The relations between Carthago and Greece are the subject of this new book by Véronique Krings, author of the Brill handbook
La Civilisation Phénicienne et Punique (Handbook of Oriental Studies I, 20 (1995)). It covers the period from the expedition of Pentathlos of Cnidos to Sicily until the battle of Himera (580-480 B.C.).
In many (Greek) sources material can be found on the subject, e.g.: Herodotus, Diodorus of Sicily, Pausanias, Justinus and Orosius. All these sources are carefully examined, giving due attention to their specific contexts. The texts are consequently confronted with the archaeological evidence available and modern opinions are discussed from an historiographical point of view
This volume gives not only new insights into the nature of the relations between Carthago and Greece, but also throws a new light on the Carthaginian presence in the western Mediterranean.
Véronique Krings, Ph.D. (1996) in Philosophy and Humanities, University of Liège, does research on Carthago and historical literature in the classical World. She has edited
La Civilisation phénicienne et punique. Manuel de recherche (Brill, 1995).
...a briljant investigation...' Edgar C. Polomé,
The Journal of Indo-European Studies, 1999.
Historians, philologists and archaeologists in the field of antiquity in general and of Phoenician-Punic Studies in particular.