HIS 4a Lecture 3 The Punic War

HIS 4a Lecture 3 The Punic War - rich source of revenue got...

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10-5 The Punic Wars • First War 264-241 BCE • for control of Sicily deep Greek roots • Carthage wanted it • Romans compel Carthage to leave Sicily • Roman’s made Carthage pay indemnity • Carthage • Hannibal seeks to subvert the Italian Alliances • Second War 218-201 BCE (Hannabalic War) • Hannibal wants to turn the people Rome forced into alliance against Rome • why elephants? • used as siege engines (battering elephants) • Scipio lays siege to Carthage while Hannibal is distracted • Between 2 nd rd Punic Wars • Third War 149-146 BCE • Rome invaded and destroyed Carthage
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Unformatted text preview: rich source of revenue got all of Carthages territory Macedonia Spain (mainly silver) Coin: the denarius Sicily is the 1 st province of Rome Corsica 2 nd Macedonia Spain Gaul (portions of it) New construction adorned the city of Rome in the late Republic temples aqueducts circuses (chariot races) public buildings Rome most known for engineering aqueducts Impact of the Punic Wars increase in Roman territory increase in roman wealth increase in number of slaves 140 BCE the building of what would become the Roman Empire was well underway...
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