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Xerxes' Alliance With Carthage

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October, 19, 480 B.C.:
Xerxes' Alliance With Carthage

By: Mir M.Hosseini


Xerxes signs an alliance with Carthage in order to create a barrier against the Greek and keep them busy in far away battles. The Anatolian cities of Iran were frequently invaded by the Greek and it was risky to deploy armies to this area besides high costs. This treaty lasted for 70 years until 410 B.C. The Carthage were Phoenician migrants that settled in an area covering parts of Tunisia, , Libya, Lebanon and some parts of Italy. Hannibal was a famous warrior from Carthage that attacked Spain and Italy using elephants. Carthage was destroyed by Romans in 146 B.C.



KEY TERMS:Anatolia , Anatolian , Carthage , Greek , Hannibal , Iran , Italy , Lebanon , Libya , Phoenicia , Roman , Spain , Tunisia , Xerxes

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