Matthew M. McCarty
Africa Punica? Child Sacrifice and Other Invented Traditions in Early Roman Africa
ivals – child sacrifice and magistrates called sufetes – suggests that these were not continuities, but rather re-creations of Punic pasts, invented in response to the development of Roman hegemony in the first century BCE. Historicising these institutions provides an important new look at the dynamics of religion and Roman imperialism in the late Hellenistic period.