“Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company you don't even mind if you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game.” ― Gary Gygax
Just going through and sleeping my copy, freaking out over the "112 cards" in the rule book, and hunting out the proper "S" cards...
Is it correct that the Carthaginians start with an 11 card deck, and the Romans 12?
Check the FAQ / Errata thread.
-- Official Errata and Clarifications --
There are only 110 cards and there are clarifications on starting decks there.