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    Punic Wars

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    Discuss the Roman Punic Wars, in terms of their circumstances and overall effect on Rome’s economic and social development Also discuss the ensuing “Gracchan turbulence” from the same perspective. The circumstance for the Roman Punic Wars towards Rome was a simple human reaction. If an outsider such as Italy, Carthage, or Greece make threats towards Rome, Rome will simply fight. The Punic Wars lasted in 3 stages, all resulting to the obsessive pride and higher standings of Rome. Rome’s initial

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    army at that time ran by Phyrrus of Epirus. Rome had signed three peace treaties with Carthage, however in 246 BC Rome decided t... ... middle of paper ... ...nbsp; The Third Punic War was the shortest war of the three which only lasted from 149 BC to 146 BC. It was controled totally by the Romans. After the Second Punic War, Carthage managed once again to return to much of its former glory. The economy began to prosper, and the fleet was rebuilt. The Romans remembered the previous wars very well

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    Second Punic War

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    The cause of the Second Punic War is an issue of some great debate. Polybius is someone who gives a very good account of the events that led to the war, blaming the Carthaginians for causing the war. This raises a very large question on the part of Polybius. Was he right to assume that it was the actions of Hannibal and the Carthaginians that led to the war, or was there some other underlying events that took place the actually caused the Second Punic War? It is my belief that Polybius assumption

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    The Punic Wars

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    Sacred Band were also said to be strong devotes to their goddess known as Tanit (Basar) The wealthier mercenaries fought using Greek wea... ... middle of paper ... ...ols/armor/) Basar, Paul. "The Arms and Armor of The Punic Phoenicians." The Arms and Armor of The Punic Phoenicians. (http://phoenicia.org/carthagearmor.html) Phil Barker "Etruscan League." Etruscan League. ( http://dba.spearhead1944.com/Etruscans/webpage/etruscan.htm) Rickard, J., Battle of Trebia, late December 218

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    The Three Punic Wars

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    All through history nations have been torn by wars. Some of the most well-known of these wars were the three Punic Wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 B.C. to 146 B.C. Perhaps the most decisive battle during this time was the battle at Zama, which concluded the second Punic War in Rome’s favor. The battle between the Roman general Scipio and the Carthaginian general Hannibal was fought in the year 202 B.C. near the town of Zama, which is about 80 miles west of Carthage itself. This battle

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    Punic Wars Essay

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    Punic Wars These wars are called The Punic Wars because the people who settled Carthage were Phoenicians and how Romans referred to them as ‘Poenecian’ later becoming ponic or punic One of the main reasons for these wars was that the two major powers in the Mediterranean, Rome and Carthage were fighting for control over the whole known world at the time. The first Punic War was in Sicily. A group of Italian Mercenaries were invited into a city and eventually became bored and decided to capture the

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    Rome And The Punic War

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    to war. Carthage had an incredible navy. The Romans had an incredible armed force. The wars between Rome and Carthage are known as the Punic Wars. The First Punic war kept going for 20 years. Neither side won. Carthage couldn't beat Rome's armed force, yet Rome couldn't beat Carthage's Navy. The war causes numerous passing’s and heaps of obliteration. The First Punic war finished when Carthage chose to end the battling by giving Rome one of the three islands. The Romans still needed the other two islands

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    two cites had treaties that existed for many years outlining their respective boundaries and trade routes. Both had equal access to Sicily, which proved as the trigger for the First Punic War. The First Punic War broke out in 264 B.C. when Rome interfered in a dispute on the Carthaginian-controlled island of Sicily (“Punic Wars”). Carthage, being considered the greater naval threat, decided to ally themselves with Hiero of Syracuse. Rome, on the other hand, did not possess their own navy so they instead

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    First Punic War

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    naval player. Their strengths lay in ground forces. As a result, Carthage grew along the African coast, and Rome grew along the Italian coast. They met on the island of Sicily. The origin of the First Punic War: According to Morey, the

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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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