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    The first Punic war was fought to settle control over the critical islands of Sicily and Corsica. In 264 BCE, the Carthaginians interfered in a feud between Messana and Syracuse, the two main cities on Sicilian west coast, and settled a companionship on the island. Acknowledging this challenge, Rome, invaded Messana and made the Carthaginian depart. In 260 BCE, a fleet of the Romans declined to achieve complete control of Sicily, but opened the way to Corsica, the Carthaginians were evacuated. In

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    The Punic Wars were a prominent series of three conflicts lasting from 264 until 146 BC, centuries later. Fought between the ancient Empire of Carthage and the Roman Republic, these wars were once considered to be the deadliest to have ever occurred, up until the seventeenth century when the English Civil War took its place. The location was based mainly in the western Mediterranean Sea and Sicily, as well as the minority of North Africa and along Sardinia, where the three events would last for one-hundred

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    Lutatius in (241 BC, find correct date) (cite), the First Punic War was drawn to a conclusion. Yet the renewal of war between Carthage and Rome was inevitable. (cite) Much of Carthage wanted peace on its own terms, not a peace dependent on the good-will of the Romans.(<--MAKE THIS A QUOTE, THIS IS PLAGIARISM) Such were the ambitions of Hamilcar Barca, a man distinguished by his command of Carthaginian forces in the First Punic War and the Libyan wars (cite). Under this pretense he was put in charge

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    The First Punic War (264-241 BCE) Since the beginning of time, man has waged war on his neighbors, his friends and his enemies. In many cases these wars were caused by power-hungry nations that were in the process of expanding their empire and ended up stepping on the toes of another superpower or ally of a superpower. In the case of the first Punic War between Rome and Carthage, Carthage was extending its empire and they stepped on Rome’s toes. During the course of this war the winner was unclear

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    The first major conflict was the conquest of Southern Italy that took place during the 327-304 B.C. The Romans had won their independence from Etruscans in 510-509 B.C. Rome had taken control of the majority of Northern Italy. And won direct control of much of Northern Italy and gained over neighboring polities just to the north. Even if the Romans gained control of Northern Italy, southern Italy was a still independent state from Rome. During this war, Rome was able to gain power over the southern

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    First Punic War Analysis

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    The Punic wars represented one of the largest conflicts in the Western Mediterranean, and resulted in the supremacy of Rome in the west. This conflict was not inevitable, and culpability cannot be ascribed to either Rome, or Carthage. Moreover, this war was caused by Roman defensive imperialism, the struggle for economic supremacy in Sicily, cultural differences between the civilizations, aggression of the Barcid family to Rome, Roman pride and belligerence, and lastly Carthaginian resentment towards

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    Punic War Essay

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    Andrew Graham International Conflict Research Paper April 12th 2014 Causes of the 1st Punic War The 1st Punic War was a conflict between the Roman Republic and the city of Carthage. It lasted 23 years, starting in 264 BC and ending in 241 BC. The conflict was fought in the western Mediterranean, primarily for influence over the island of Sicily and was fought both on land and at sea. The 1st Punic War has its origins in this struggle for Sicily. It started when the Mamertines, a group of former

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    Hannibal Barca, was a Carthaginian general, that was well known for his strategic thinking, and intrepid ways during battle. Although a clear majority of people will agree that Hannibal is a man whose name is synonymous with greatness, competence, and to an extent genius many do not know why, or simply, what made him great. To figure out why Hannibal was such a polarizing figure four questions must me asked, and answered. What was Hannibal’s childhood like, which battles made him such a distinguished

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    Hannibal

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    the Roman republic. Hannibal's first battle took place when he was only nine. He went on an expedition with his father, Hamilcar Barca, to conquer Spain. From the beginning Carthage’s push into Spain, Hannibal vowed eternal hatred for Rome; Hannibal became Commander in Chief of Carthage’s army when he was 26 after his father was assassinated. His conquest of the Roman town of Sagunto in Spain led to a new declaration of war by Rome; which started the second Punic War and Hannibal’s promise to visit

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    Punic Wars Research Paper

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    Punic wars impact Over and over again, man has engaged in war with his neighbors, friends, and his enemies. In a good deal of these wars, it was caused by self-important nations that were in the action of making their empire larger and ended up aggravating another superpower or an ally of one. For some of fifteen years regarding the defeat of Rome the tides went back and forth between the two but ended up leading to the victory of the Romans. When the war was over with, Rome made some very unpleasant

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