Quotes by Theodore Ayrault Dodge

"I. Carthage. 900–200 B.C. In the third century B.C., Rome and Carthage divided the power of the Mediterranean world. Rome was first on land, Carthage first at sea. Intolerant of powerful neighbors, Rome quarreled with Carthage, and in the First Punic War brought her to her knees. The Carthaginians were of Phœnician origin, one of the early settlements of Tyre. By their energy and intelligence they succeeded in acquiring the hegemony of all the Phœnician colonies on the Mediterranean, as Tyre had done at home. The government was an aristocracy of capitalists, controlled by a senate. This “London of antiquity” gradually extended her conquests all around the western Mediterranean. The city was strongly walled and beautifully built; and in addition possessed vast commercial works, harbors and arsenals. Agriculture was as highly esteemed and practiced as commerce, and the land was worked by rich planters. The prosperity of the city was equally indebted to either art. Carthage was really the capital of a great North African empire, as Rome was of the Italian peninsula."

Books by Theodore Ayrault Dodge

  • Hannibal
  • 886 ratings
  • March 31st 2004 by Da Capo Press

    (first published 1891)

  • Alexander
  • 217 ratings
  • March 31st 2004 by Da Capo Press

    (first published 1890)

  • Caesar
  • 118 ratings
  • August 22nd 1997 by Da Capo Press

    (first published 1892)

  • Gustavus Adolphus
  • 81 ratings
  • August 21st 1998 by Da Capo Press

    (first published 1895)

  • Great Captains
  • 33 ratings
  • April 1st 2005 by Kessinger Publishing

    (first published 1989)

Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • Theodore Ayrault Dodge

  • Date of birth: May 28, 1842
  • Died: October 26, 1909
  • Born: in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, The United States.

  • Description: Theodore Ayrault Dodge was an American officer and military historian. He fought as an Union officer in the American Civil War, and lost his leg at the Battle of Gettysburg; as a writer, he devoted his writings to both the American Civil War and the great generals of Ancient and European history.