Cato the Elder calling for the destruction of Cathage, Third Punic War, 149–146 BC
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|Caption||Cato the Elder calling for the destruction of Cathage, Third Punic War, 149–146 BC Again and again Roman statesman Cato the Elder reminded his Senate colleagues that Rome would never be safe while Carthage remained. He always ended his speeches – whatever the subject – with the terrible words "Delenda est Carthago" (Carthage Must Be Destroyed). Renowned as an orator, the veteran senator's speeches made a deep impression on the Romans. After two years of failure, Rome appointed Scipio Aemilianus to lead the assault on Carthage. He succeeded with a ruthlessness which still shocks to this day. Original artwork.|
|Creator||Severino Baraldi, Italian (b.1930)|
|Artwork medium||gouache on paper|
|Credit||© Look and Learn|
|Carthage Scipio Aemilianus Rome battle destruction Battering Ram Delenda Est Carthago Cato The Elder battlefield invasion invaders fighting victory defeat warfare Romans ancient army soldiers military legionaries legions siege Siege Of Carthage North Africa Tunisia Third Punic War Punic Wars 2nd Century BC Carthaginians tcx commander commanding general attacking Siege Engines Siege Tower walls city gates catapult senate senator republic speech speaking orator togas costume calling Cathage Severino Baraldi|
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