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    advance against Cartagena and open a second front in Spain, under the leadership of newly assigned consuls. Two of them were brothers: Publius Scipio and Gnaeus Scipio, lead Roman army and gain strategic advantages by defeating the Carthaginian forces. Both of them died in battles, in 211 BC. Then the Roman voters assigned the new commander Publius Cornelius Scipio, in fact that was the son of Publius Scipio and nephew of Gnaeus Scipio. Publius Cornelius Scipio achieved significant victories in Spain, in 209 BC he captured Cartago Nova, a central important city of Carthage. By 206 BC Roman forces gain military control over Spain and overcome all Carthage forces. In 205 Publius Cornelius Scipio planed an invasion…

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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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    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 miscalculation of Roman…

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    That was a great and long period of Roman’s 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…

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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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    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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    What were the outcomes of the second Punic War? The attack on Rome by Hannibal of Carthage resulted in Rome and its allies’ defeat but Carthage did not manage to build on gains of their spoils of the war because they lacked the main resources in terms of military men needed for such development. Rome took advantage of this scenario and defeated Carthage at the battle of Zama 202 BCE series of similar defeats gave the Romans total control and dominion over the Mediterranean. “Carthage, although…

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    50 years after the First Punic War, Carthage had paid off their entire 10,000 talent fee. They then believed that this meant that the treaty was expired. Numidia, an ally of Rome, had frequently raided Carthage because in the treaty Carthage had agreed not to retaliate. Carthage was outraged that the Numidians had been allowed to invade their nation, and in return, Carthage assembled a small army to attack Numidia without Roman permission. This was the opportunity Rome was waiting for. Though…

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    What do Livy and Polybius pinpoint as the causes of the Second Punic War? Why should historians treat their interpretations with caution? The Second Punic War of 218-201BC demonstrated a challenge for Rome to prove its power against Carthage, and to finally establish itself as the greatest and most powerful city-state of the Mediterranean. The accounts of Roman historian Livy and Greek historian Polybius allow events surrounding the Second Punic War to be analyzed and explained in terms of…

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    Barca fought for the Carthaginians in The Second Punic War, which had ended in Roman victory. He was always the ambitious person and his dad made him swear an oath of hatred towards the Romans. He died in 183 BCE after he drank a vial containing a poison to avoid falling into enemy hands, then he was cremated and put in a Tophet which holds urns with the cremated remains of dead people. Hannibal was born in 247 BCE Carthage (Modern Day Tunisia). Barca died in 183 BCE Libyssa (Modern Day Gebze,…

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