from the natives ; and being compelled to fly from the island by a plague, they were careful to save as many as possible of their own troops, leaving the others to the rage of the plague, and the mercy of the .enemy. This drew forth an assault from the natives which nearly put a period to the existence of Carthage. Rollin's Ancient History.
The same fact appears by recurring to the time when Alexander the Great attacked the Carthaginians. They sent to the Tyrians for assistance, but they being pressed themselves at the same time, could not comply. The Tyrians were likewise in the habit of applying to Carthage for assistance in their troubles.
5. In the long quarrel between the Carthaginians and the Romans, the latter seem to have had no spite against the Ethiopians, while their object seems to have been to exterminate the Carthaginians. It is true, that when they had succeeded in this,