First Punic War

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    civilization the Roman army and war helped to shape Roman history. Although the government, culture and economy did play a part as well. Wars like the three Punic wars helped to shaped Roman history, it allowed for expansion within the Roman Empire(Williamson). The Punic wars lasted over 100 years but in the end proved that Rome was a super power and that its empire and the people within it desired to be the best in the Western Mediterranean. Due to the Punic wars there was a lot of wealth and…

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    The battle of Lake Trasimene was a major battle in the second Punic war which was led by Hannibal. The Carthaginians defeated the romans with the consul of Gaius Flaminius Hannibal Barca, was a Punic military commander from Carthage, known as one of the greatest military commanders in history during the Second Punic War (218-202 BCE). His father Hamilcar Barca was the leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War (241 BCE); which ended in defeat of the Carthaginians against the…

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    Second Punic War Analysis

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    INTRODUCTION This paper discusses about the Second Punic War (B.C 218-201) in three different periods, the Hannibal?s Invasion of Italy from Saguntum to Cannae (B.C. 218-216), Early Victories to Recall of Hannibal, and the Battle of Zama and End of the War (B.C. 201). During each period, the paper will briefly cover about the economic inducements, the inevitability of the conflict, the miscalculation of Roman motives by the Carthaginians, and the character of Hannibal. With the exception of the…

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    In the late Roman Republic, the external expansion of early Rome was a surprise to many. The era of the great expansion of Roman power and civilization is the era of the Roman Republic, in which its Senate ruled Rome and its assembly, which were establishments, formed at the beginning of the monarchy. The Republic had a history of many conflicts, aiding the Republic in becoming so powerful, thus making Rome become unstoppable. But as we all know from the conflicts that aroused in the past with…

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    Lilybaeum Research Paper

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    The siege and conquer of Lilybaeum is said to be noted for being one the final battles in the First Punic War. Founded by Himilco in 396 BC by the survivors of the nearby Phonecian island of Motya (a city having been destroyed by the tyrant Dionysius of Syracuse), Lilybaeum, modern day Marsala, became a principal stronghold of the Carthaginians in Sicily. Under the consul Gaius Lutatius Catulus who was assisted by the praetor Quintus Valerius Falto, a fleet of approximately 200 quinqueremes…

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    Roman Military Essay

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    During the second Punic War, there was an ongoing battle which would decide the fate of Rome, and perhaps Europe. Hamilcar, who was the general of the Carthaginians at the time, was struggling to pay back the money the owed to Rome. In an effort to earn to money in order to…

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    envious of them. They noticed how these great cities had slavery, and decided that this was the answer. At first, Rome did not enslave those they had conquered. However this all changed around 146 B.C., when slavery officially became the driving force of Roman economy (“Effects of Conquest in Rome”, 2007). Many of the slaves were small farmers who had lost their land during the Second Punic War, and needed a way of making end’s meet. Hannibal’s invasion caused the destruction of their land…

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    centuries: (Wikipedia) First Sicilian War The island of Sicily, lying at Carthage's doorstep, became the arena in which this conflict played out. From their earliest days, both the Greeks and Phoenicians had been attracted to the large island, establishing a large number of colonies and trading posts along its coasts. Small battles had been fought between these settlements for centuries. Carthage had to contend with at least three Greek incursions, in 580 BC, in 510 BC and a war in which the…

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    The history of the Ancient empires, there were various wars and rivalries that existed between Carthage and Rome (Morey, 1901). These two nations were well-known for war, power and strength situated at the western Mediterranean and Italian Peninsula. The former is led by Carthage while the other is the great force of Rome. In this write-up, there will be a trace how Carthage became almost the equal of Rome showing the strength of both and how this conflict led to Rome becoming a naval power.…

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    The Punic Wars

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    Midterm Essay B The Punic Wars were a series of three wars that occurred between the Romans and the Carthaginians. Although before the Punic Wars Romans were feared by many nations, the power they obtained afterwards was more significant than the potential they previously had. These three wars are consider extremely crucial to the history of Rome because during the wars Rome developed new technology and adapted different war strategies, they began to conquer nations over seas, and lastly Rome…

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