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Unformatted text preview: of Messina 2. The Messinians appeal to Syracuse; in 265 B.C., a Syracusan expedition almost dislodges the Mamertines 3. Thereupon, the Mamertines appeal to Carthage; a Carthaginian garrison is established in Messina 4. Thereupon, the Mamertines, presumably to get rid of the Carthaginians, send an embassy to Rome appealing for help and alliances B. The course of the war: Hamilcar Barca; Regulus ; sea engagements and rostra III. What if Carthage had won: Carthaginian civilization ; Phoenicians A. political system; merchants (exploration: Hanno ) vs. war party (Barcids) B. Religion: Baal; Tanit; tophets (burial grounds); apotropaic masks; human sacrifices IV. The Second Punic War (218-201 B.C .) Hannibal ; Saguntum ; Alps and elephants; Fabius; Cannae (216 B.C.); Scipio and Zama (202 B.C.): Patton was there (clip from Patton , 1970) V. Long-term consequences: new trends vs. old traditions, e.g. in religion...
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- Spring '08