The Death of Carthage: by Robin Levin

The Death of Carthage

The Death of Carthage is a historical fiction novel that tells the story of the Second and Third Punic Wars, between Rome and Carthage. The book is divided into three parts. The first tells of the Second Punic War through the eyes of Lucius, a Roman Cavalryman who was a boyhood friend of Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus. Lucius serves in Spain under Scipio’s father and Uncle and later under Scipio Africanus himself. The second part tells the story of Lucius’ cousin Enneus who is captured by the Carthaginians and sold into slavery in Achaea, Greece. Enneau eventually marries a Greek slave girl and fathers two children, Andromache and Hector. When Rome makes a treaty with Achaea, the family is repatriated to Rome. The third part tells the story of Hector, AKA Ectorius who becomes a translator and periodically serves with the Roman Army. On one of these stints Ectorius becomes friend with the Greek historian Polybius. When Polybius is summoned by his friend and student Scipio Aemilianus to advice him on how to destroy Carthage, he asks Ectorius to come with him. Ectorius ultimately witnesses the destruction of Carthage.






You Won’t Even Have My Bones: The Story of Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus

This book is about the life of the Roman general Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, told in the first person. He was the Roman general who defeated the Carthaginian General Hannibal, leading Rome to victory in the second Punic War.







The Last Carthaginian (Hannibal’s Legacy)

In 146 B.C. the Romans, under their Consul Publius Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus, (Scipio Minor) destroyed the city of Carthage after a three year long conflict. Out of a city of some 250,000 inhabitants, there were 50,000 survivors and all were sold into slavery. This is the story of the Third Punic War as seen from the point of view of two Carthaginian Children who lived through it. Gillimas and his Cousin Simabal belong to a wealthy and prominent Carthaginian family and grow up in luxury, until the war with Rome gradually destroys everything they value in life. This is a fictional account of a holocaust in ancient times and the story of survival against overwhelming odds.








In The Wake of Hannibal

In The Wake of Hannibal

This is a historical fiction novel about the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage told from the Carthaginian point of view. There are three narrators, Gisco, a Carthaginian soldier, Sansara, Gisco’s Spanish wife, and Mago, Gisco’s best friend and the younger brother of Hannibal. Read more here.









The AuthorHouse Scam

“Four years after having published my book with Trafford, a subsidiary of AuthorHouse, I was still getting phone calls from their high-powered phone salespeople, known as marketing consultants, to persuade me to buy their expensive marketing gimmicks. I must admit that I had given in far too often in the past, and they were quite sure they could continue to milk my bank account.
Almost immediately buyer’s remorse set in with a vengeance. How could I do this! I know this is a scam, why am I so stupid? I’m supposed to be a reasonably intelligent woman! Nothing they’ve ever done on my behalf has had the slightest impact on book sales. Super expensive services with nothing to show for them. How could I have let them talk me into kicking Lucy’s football again? Again!
Am I the only fool? Have others had the same experiences with these people? I decided to look a bit more extensively into what I came to realize was the AuthorHouse Scam, and have written this book to share my experiences and findings with other authors and potential authors.”






Dialog between a Chistian Believer and a Non Believer by Robin LevinDialogue Between a Christian Believer and a Nonbeliever

This book is the result of an on-line Facebook correspondence between Noelle Shepperd, a devout Christian, and Robin Levin, a non-believer. In this book we explore the differences and the similarities in our world views and discuss such topics as whether God exists, and if so, the nature of this God, whether there is an afterlife, the question of good and evil, morality, creationism versus evolution, and existence of free will. We never came to an agreement on most of these issues, but we welcome readers to share our discussion and to decide for themselves the answers to these profound questions.









Sempronia the Sister of the Gracchi by Robin LevinSempronia the Sister of the Gracchi

Sempronia the Sister of the Gracchi is a work of historical fiction which tells the story of the Roman reformers, Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus from the viewpoint of their sister Sempronia. Sempronia was married to Publius Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus, a man who ultimately became the staunch enemy to her brothers and Sempronia became enmeshed in one of the bitterest intrafamily feuds in history.









Maximus, Warts and All by robin levinMaximus, Warts and All

Quintus Fabius Verrucosus Cunctator was a Roman general who thought outside the box. While the typical Roman response to the disastrous invasion of Italy by Hannibal was to confront him in a pitched battle, Fabius realized that Hannibal was a military genius beyond peer, and that the only way Rome could avert destruction would be to wear Hannibal’s forces down in a war of attrition. Four successive battles, all disasters for Rome, proved Fabius correct. Maximus, Warts and All, is the story of Quintus Fabius Maximus’ life as I believe he would have told it.