Salammbo: A Romance of Ancient Carthage

By Gustave Flaubert; M. French Sheldon | Go to book overview

CHAPTER IX.
THE CAMPAIGN.

HAMILCAR had thought that the Mercenaries would await him at Utica, or that they would return against him: finding that his forces were not sufficient to deliver or receive an attack, he had plunged to the south of the right bank of the river, which placed him at once beyond the danger of a surprise.

From the first, shutting his eyes to their revolt, he wished to detach all the tribes from the cause of the Barbarians; then, when they should be well isolated in the middle of the provinces, he would fall upon and exterminate them.

In fourteen days he pacified the region comprised between Thouccaber and Utica, with the cities of Tignicabah, Tessourah, Vacca, and others more to the west. Zounghar, built in the mountains, Assouras, celebrated for its temple, Djeraado, fertile in junipertrees, Thapitis, and Hagour sent to him ambassadors.

The people from the country came laden with provisions, imploring his protection, kissing his feet and the feet of his soldiers, and uttering bitter complaints against the Barbarians. Some came offering in sacks the decapitated heads of Mercenaries whom

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction. ix
  • Chapter I - The Feast. 1
  • Chapter II - At Sicca. 26
  • Chapter III - Salammbo 55
  • Chapter IV - Under the Walls of Carthage. 66
  • Chapter V - Tanit. 91
  • Chapter VI - Hanno. 112
  • Chapter VII - Hamilcar Barca. 140
  • Chapter VIII - The Battle of the Macar. 192
  • Chapter IX - The Campaign. 218
  • Chapter X - The Serpent 239
  • Chapter XI - In the Tent. 256
  • Chapter XII - The Aqueduct 282
  • Chapter XIII - Moloch. 309
  • Chapter XIV - The Defile of the Battle-Axe. 358
  • Chapter XV - Mâtho. 409
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