Hanno’s Conspiracy

Hanno, a rich Carthaginian who wished to become tyrant, conspired to poison the entire senate at his daughter’s wedding and, with their death, seize the power of the state for himself.  When his plans became known to the senate of Carthage, they made no move against him, and their only reaction was to pass a law restricting how much one could spend on banquets and weddings.  With so little action taken against dangers and for their own protection, is it any wonder that they succumbed to Rome?

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