Saturday, October 11, 2008

PUNIC WATCH: A couple of items.

Hannibal comes to Hannibal's epic campaign comes to Web-based comic

Published: October 10, 2008
Most have heard the story of the Carthaginian general Hannibal leading elephants across the Alps to face the Romans. Writer Brendan McGinley wants you to see it.

"There’s already plenty of good prose about Hannibal, (but) no good visual medium for a story that crackles with so many unforgettable images, like elephants on the Alps or Mago Barca spilling dead Romans’ rings on the Senate floor,” he said. "Maybe Vin Diesel’s long-stalled film will change that; Victor Mature’s sure didn’t.”

McGinley and artist Mauro Vargas, along with colorist Andres Carranza, bring the Hannibal story to life — with some humorous asides — re-enacting the second Punic War on the Shadowline Web comics page,

Click on the dropdown menu at the upper right to find "Hannibal Goes to Rome."

Background on Vin Diesel's long delayed Hannibal movie is here.

Carthage exhibit to travel to Japan

(Tunisia Online News)

Tunis, October 9, 2008- An itinerary exhibit dubbed “The Legacy of Carthage”, will travel to Japan and remain on display from May 2009 to May 2010.


The itinerary exhibit will comprise some 150 works dating from the Punic and Roman era, notably jewels, objects in ceramics, statues and rare mosaics.