Spotlight Lecture

Enemies of Rome – Carthage – Wednesday 26 January 2022

With Dr. Eireann Marshall

No city threatened Rome’s very existence more than the Punic city which dominated the Western Mediterranean before Rome. Its demise at the hands of Rome, in a series of wars which transformed European history, is a tragedy in that it ultimately meant the end of so much which was unique to Carthage. With its conquest, Rome would no longer be threatened by an outside power for centuries, which induced Roman writers, such as Sallust, to suggest Rome had become soft and corrupt. Although Carthage flourished under the Romans, becoming one of the largest and most prosperous cities of the Roman empire, the threat it once posed was never forgotten. Why else would Virgil have described Aeneas, Rome’s founder, as stopping off at Carthage before venturing to Italy?

Spotlight Lecture

Lasting 60 minutes plus a live Q&A session, our spotlight lecture offer a focussed study of aspects found in art, history and literature while combining our exclusive filming, advanced visual aids and the enthusiastic expertise of our lecturers.

Your Lecturer

Dr Eireann Marshall

Dr Eireann Marshall is a Research Associate and Associate Lecturer with the Open University. She has published a number of articles on Ancient North Africa, and co-edited volumes on 'Death and Disease in the Ancient City' and ‘Women’s influence on Classical Civilisation’. Eireann has led many tours for specialist tour operators, to Italy and North Africa. In 2019 she was awarded Wanderlust Magazine's Top History & Culture Guide at its World Guide Awards.

Event Details

Date: 26 January 2022

Start time: 18:00 BST

End time: 19:30 BST

Venue: Zoom Lecture


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