North Africa 30 BCE

North Africa has now largely fallen under the power of Rome.

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What is happening in North Africa in 30BCE

Carthage began to recover her commercial prosperity after defeat in the 2nd Punic War, but this only aroused the fear of the Romans. In 146 BCE they destroyed the city once and for all, selling 50,000 of her people into slavery.

Other Carthaginian cities such as Utica and Hadrumetum sided with Rome in this struggle and survived under Roman authority.

During the first century the Berber kingdom of Numidia was brought under Roman control after prolonged fighting, but remained a client kingdom until the time of Julius Caesar, when it was brought into the Roman province of Africa. At that same time a Roman colony was planted on the site of the old city of Carthage. Beyond the Roman frontier nomadic Berber tribes continue to carry out small-scale raids, whilst the kingdom of Mauritania, emerging in the late 2nd century BCE, has become virtually a client state of the Romans.

 

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