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Guercino, Sophonisba with the Bowl of Poison c. 1630

During the second Punic War, Sophonisba, a Carthaginian noblewoman and beauty, poisoned herself in order to avoid being defiled and degraded by a Roman victory.


Carthago Delenda Est

That is, “Carthage must be destroyed”. These words were spoken by the Roman statesman and Senator Marcus Porcius Cato, or Cato the Elder… 1,631 more words