Adrian Goldsworthy

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In Search of Ancient North Africa: A History in Six Lives

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The Mediterranean was at the heart of the classical world, physically and emotionally. Goods, ideas and people spread across its waters throughout the first millennium BC and long afterwards. Yet we still tend to ignore large parts of this history or abstract it from the stories of these regions before and after the classical era. Some of the peoples who lived there are either not counted as properly Greek or Roman, or are regarded as strangely unconnected with the modern population.

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