First Punic War

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    history over wars basically known as the first and the Second Punic War in around 200s BCE. The main reason was gaining lots of territories or empire with great battles among Rome and several others as its rival Carthage. Rome had acquired most of the western Mediterranean in the era of fifty years and at this moment had to alter or fine-tune its administration, foreign policy, finances, and alliance system to decree these territories. The Second Punic War also called Carthaginian War (218-201…

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    Hannibal Barca is widely considered to have been one of the greatest military commanders of all time. In the second Punic war, he marched an army of elephants, cavalry, and infantry over the Alps to assault Rome in their home territory, his most famous achievement, and fought a war that soaked Italy in blood for more than a decade. In the end, due to lack of support from Carthage, Hannibal was unable to take Rome itself, though he defeated many Roman armies, and he was forced to return to…

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    TITLE: The comparison of strategic, and operational aspects, employed by both the Carthage and Roman Republic during the Punic Wars. INTRODUCTION: During the time period 225-202 BC, the naval, and land forces of the Punic Empire, clashed with a growing powers of the Roman Republic, for the domination of the Western Mediterranean, which was a turning point in the history of Western World. The roman Republic defeated its greatest rival Carthage. This event set the stage for the Rome’s 600 years…

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    2. Briefly discuss the Punic Wars. Why did they start and what was the ultimate impact all of this fighting had on Rome? The Romans had engaged in many wars because they did not want their neighboring countries to have more power than them or worried about those people becoming powerful. However, of all the wars that the Romans were involved in, the most memorable one is the Punic Wars. The First Punic War took place in (264-241 B.C.E), the cause of this particular war was because the Romans…

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    When discussing the differences between Carthage and Rome, the topic of the Punic Wars could not be ignored. It was during the first Punic War that Rome gained its powers as a naval fleet, which led them on to conquer all and win victories in all three of the Wars. However, Rome’s navy was not always part of their strong-suit; it was their army that gave them their military status. But if they wanted to take down Carthage, who owned one of the best naval fleets of their time, Rome was going…

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    the leader in the Italian peninsula were two great empires of the west. Carthage was the first foreign power with which Rome came in contact with out of Italy. Carthage and Rome were two great rivals that nearly equal resources and strength (Morey, 1901). Rome had a much better organizational structure while Carthage was wealthier. Rome had a better army while Carthage had a very powerful navy. Both fought wars to have control over the Western Mediterranean. In this essay, will discuss how…

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    second and third centuries. Their rivalry led to two wars known as the First Punic War and Second Punic War. The Romans defeated the Carthaginians in this struggle for power over the Mediterranean, leaving Carthage greatly diminished as a military power. What series of events led to this? Established in 814 BC, Carthage was originally a Phoenician colony on the northern coast of Africa, where modern-day Tunisia is located.1 Hence, the word punic, a Roman adjectival form of Phoenician, was used…

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    In 264 BC, the first conflict between Rome and Carthage over the Island of Sicily broke out. The First Punic War and the struggle to take control over Sicily had begun. Romans soon realized that despite their powerful army, they need to match the naval power of Carthage too. This realization came about first because Carthage managed to retake many of the coast cities they had lost to Romans and interrupted Rome’s…

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    Cindy Wu Pr. Hubbard GFCL 100 – D 2 March 2016 Genocides of Carthaginians and Spartans The word genocide was first coined in 1944 CE by Raphael Lemkin, a Polish writer, who combined ‘geno-’ from the Greek word for race, and ‘-cide’ from the Latin word for killing. Genocide, a killing of a race. Genocide has been defined as the “intentional destruction “in whole or in part, [of] a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such” (Kiernan 51). There are many similarities and differences…

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    Scipio Africanus The second Punic War was ended a year after the battle of zama-- that in which Scipio Africanus defeated Hannibal Barca, which is to be believed to be the reason that Carthage surrendered. He also managed to make Rome out to be a savior of the people when he conquered previously Carthage occupied towns. Scipio Africanus directly impacted Rome through his military career and his work in the senate. Scipio Africanus started his military career before the age of eighteen, when…

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