First Punic War

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    Peter S. Wells, The Battle That Stopped Rome: Reviewed by Kaylin Cline In the "Battle that Stopped Rome" Professor Peter Wells brings to light discoveries in the recent find of one of the most famous and influential battles of the ancient world known as the Battle of Teutoburg Forest. This should be a welcome work, the battlefield is the most complete one of its kind ever found, located in a semi-rural area of Germany and undisturbed for two thousand years. Unfortunately rather than stating the…

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    Introduction Carthage was the first foreign opponent came in touch with Rome. Carthage fought a series of war against Rome. Carthage and her rising power always remained fear to Rome though each cases Romans had great victory. Especially, Punic War I, II and III were remarkable wars still memorable in modern days. Rise of Carthaginian Power Around 3000 years from now Inhabitants of Phoenicia (Today’s Lebanon) started dominating trade over the Mediterranean (Carthage, n.d.). They discovered and…

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    rituals, ceremonies and narratives, whereby they are skewed to become an inaccurate reflection of history. In the Punic Wars, Polybius constructed his history originating around the Roman collective memory to engender a cultural identity of Roman superiority and dominance. Thus, this parallels how collective memory is selective in order to forge an identity for…

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    one of the most important examples is the battle of Cannae. Facing all-out war against Rome for the second time, Carthage employed tactics the likes of which had not been seen. Hannibal Barca during the second Punic war forced Rome’s hand at the Battle of Cannae. Utilizing previous battle experience, the unorthodox makeup of his army and his overwhelming military tactics. Following the events of the first Punic war between Rome and carthage, Spain was divided into two parts. The Ebro River…

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    The Second Punic War, of course after the first, dated 218-202 BC. Rome and Carthage were fighting this war. The Romans were known for fighting on land, and The Carthaginians were known for being one with the sea. Carthage also had Hannibal, son of a general during the First Punic War Hannibal, arguably the greatest general of all time, “...no Roman could compare with him,” was known for his creative and unique tactics (Outlines of Roman History). Even fighting against the Carthaginians again…

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    Second Punic War

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    positions, because of that Rome resorted to a new method, to extend the office holder positions, procedure known as “prorogation”. Those office holders were known as proconsul or propraetor. After the Second Punic War, this practice become more common. The Senate took the lead in the conduct of wars and diplomacy, received ambassadors and also took the responsibilities to assign duties to officeholders. With the increase size of territories either concurred or joining as allies, Rome magistrates…

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    The second Punic war was the result of the growing rivalry between the two great powers that were now struggling for supremacy in the western Mediterranean (Rome and Carthage), with the trigger of the war being the rapid growth of the Carthaginian dominion in Spain, with Carthage building up a great empire in the Spanish peninsula, expecting to raise new armies to invade Italy. The second Punic war was a conflict of a military Carthaginian genius called Hannibal against Rome, and later…

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    was the opposite of what a Roman woman was supposed to be. 2. In Plutarch’s description Cleopatra had significant control over Antony. Plutarch states that Cleopatra had such hold over Antony that he was in Alexandria with her, while his wife was at war on his behalf. Moreover, Antony was wandering around peoples’ houses dressed as a slave and being made fun of. He was not portrayed as a dignified roman ruler, rather he was portrayed as a man under the spell of a seductive woman. Plutarch’s…

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    countryside, he never lost a pitched battle against the Romans. He has been compared to Hitler in regards to his ability utterly decimate his enemy. Hitler drove the British to the edge of defeat at the beginning of world war two something Hannibal did as well during the second Punic war. “And both men enjoyed an initial string of stunning victories that drove their opponents to the very brink of collapse” (Connell P.13). Hannibal was not winning on luck either. His raw talent of strategic…

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    (Bradford 22). The city was first built for trading alone, but as the Carthaginians started to discover the land to the west, they saw that it was fertile and good for crops (Bradford 22). As Carthage found more and more land, it found the perfect place to build a new city, Sicily. However, Greece also wanted Sicily. Both wanted the island, and a war…

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