Fallen Superpower

Flames consumed the city of Carthage. After months of bitter siege and six days of bloody combat, the Romans had finally conquered the citadel of the proud city. The 50,000 survivors were taken as slaves. Surveying the destruction, the Roman commander, Scipio the Younger, grabbed the hand of Polybius and in tears said, “It is glorious, but I have a dread foreboding that some time, the same doom will be pronounced upon my own country.”

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