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date: 18 October 2019

Africa, Roman 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization
Author(s):
William Nassau WeechWilliam Nassau Weech, Brian Herbert WarmingtonBrian Herbert Warmington, Roger J. A. WilsonRoger J. A. Wilson

(see Map 4, Ad) The Punic Wars made Rome heir to the Carthaginian empire. In 146 bc she left most territory in the hands of Masinissa’s descendants, but formed a new province (Africa) in the most fertile part. This covered about 13,000 sq. km. (5,000 sq. mi.) of north and central Tunisia, north-east of a boundary line (the ... ...

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