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Book: Local Experiences of Connectivity and Mobility in the Ancient West-Central Mediterranean

Chapter: 12. Local Heroes: Alternative Histories of the Western Mediterranean

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44214


In this chapter, we present two short vignettes: Publius Cornelius Scipios’ siege of Ibiza and the uprising led by Hampsicoras in Sardinia, both during the Second Punic War. These stories serve to highlight how local histories altered the trajectory of larger histories of connectivity in the Western Mediterranean. We then reflect on the major themes of the volume, including connectivity, mobility, and hybridity, considering past scholarship and highlighting the contributions of individual volume chapters to these themes.

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