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Unformatted text preview: steps down f. Rome expands from small city-state on the Tiber river to controlling a large portion of the Italian peninsula i. Spoils are shared equally between the offices allowing for growth ii. Roman territory expands from 4 th to the 2 nd c. B.C.E. 1. More tolerant to other cultures and religions 2. Assimilation to Roman society almost seamless 3. Citizenship granted to conquered peoples g. Punic Wars 264 to 146 B.C.E. (All three wars) In the first Punic War (264241 bc), Rome secured Sicily from Carthage and established itself as a naval power; in the second (218201 bc), the defeat of Hannibal (largely through the generalship of Fabius Cunctator and Scipio Africanus) put an end to Carthage's position as a Mediterranean power; the third (149 146 bc) ended in the total destruction of the city of Carthage. i. Against Carthage ii....
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