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  • First Punic Wars Essay

    Between the years 264 B.C and 146 B.C‚ the wars between Rome and Carthage‚ which are known as the Punic Wars‚ took place. In total‚ there were three Punic Wars which ultimately resulted in the complete conquest of Carthage by Rome. In the time leading up to the First Punic War‚ Carthage was the most prosperous and developed city in the area‚ and had a notably powerful navy. Until the first Punic War‚ the relations between Rome and Carthage were known to be good‚ until the Romans involved themselves

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  • Jf Lazenby the First Punic War Review

    Lazenby. The First Punic War: A Military History. Stanford: Stanford University Press‚ 1996. Great wars are nothing new to the history of any of civilization; they define and change the nations involved in drastic ways. The First Punic War was the single longest war in Roman history; one of‚ if not the greatest naval wars ever fought. It marked the beginning of Roman expansion beyond mainland Italy and set Rome on the path to Empire. J.F. Lazenby’s intent in writing The First Punic War: A Military

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  • Punic Wars

    Kiko Alonso History 105 The Punic Wars were three different wars that were fought between the Rome and Carthage and last over a total span of one hundred years. At this point in history‚ these were some of the largest wars ever‚ which included battles that were fought by nearly six- figure forces. These were two of quickest growing civilizations in the beginning of the Punic Wars‚ with Rome controlling much of Italy and Carthage growing throughout the Western Mediterranean

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  • Punic Wars

    Punic Wars The three Punic wars consisted of a series of conflicts of interest‚ especially land control‚ between the growing Roman Republic and the already existing Carthaginian Empire. The Punic wars started in year 246 BC and extended until year 146 BC. During this period‚ the Romans had control over the main peninsula of Italy and Carthage ruled the islands and also the commerce of the West part of the Mediterranean. These two empires were in good terms at one point; however‚ a dispute regarding

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  • The Punic Wars

    in a series of wars‚ named “the Punic Wars” for the Latin word punicus‚ meaning “Phoenecian.” Even with the outcomes of the Punic Wars being what they were‚ their effects on Rome were both positive and negative‚ ultimately leading to the fall of the Roman Republic. In 264 B.C.‚ Rome became involved in what later became the Punic Wars. The Greek Colony of Messina (sometimes known as Messana) requested help from Rome when King Hiero from Syracuse invaded. Though this first war just begun as

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  • Punic Wars

    three Punic Wars between Carthage and Rome‚ in the beginning 264 B.C. and the ending with the destruction of Carthage in 146 B.C. By the time the first Punic war broke out‚ Rome had become the dominate power throughout the Italian peninsula‚ while Carthage a powerful city in the Northern Africa had established itself as the leading maritime power in the world. The first Punic wars broke out in 264 B.C. when Rome interfered in a dispute on the carthagian controlled Island of Sicily; The war ended

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  • Punic Wars

    The Punic Wars were 3 wars fought between Rome and Carthage that lasted from 264 to 146 B.C. The first Punic War lasted from 264-241 B.C. which was for 23 years. The second Punic War lasted 218-201 B.C.for 17 years. The third and final war lasted 49-146 B.C‚ for 3 years. The first Punic War was fought over the control of Sicily and the Western Mediterranean. Since Rome was very agricultural they had an interest in Carthage‚ which was controlled more by sea power. In the first part of the war‚ Rome

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  • The Punic Wars and Carthage

    Carthage was first founded as a trading post in the year of 814 BC. Carthage was founded by the Phoenician Princess Elyssa-Dido on a peninsula from Africa which extends into the Mediterranean Sea. According to legend Elyssa_Dido fled from her brother Pygmalion‚ the king of Tyre‚ after he killed her husband. The post benefited from the vast market for the goods that it traded and grew in importance quickly. It first had warehouses in which raw metals and finished metal products which the

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  • The outcomes of the Punic wars

    The outcomes of the Punic wars The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 BC to 146 BC. At the time‚ they were probably the largest wars that had ever taken place. The term Punic comes from the Latin word Punicus (or Poenicus)‚ meaning "Carthaginian"‚ with reference to the Carthaginians’ Phoenician ancestry. The main cause of the Punic Wars was the conflicts of interest between the existing Carthaginian Empire and the expanding Roman Republic. The Romans

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  • Polybius's Punic War

    (Hoyos‚ 56).Punic wars were a sequences of three different wars which involved Rome and Carthage from among 264 BC up to 146 BC. Romans wanted to expand their territories which meant that Sicily would be affected. A part of Sicily

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