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precept 2 30/09/2008 10:16:00 First punic war Complicated reasons for the war There was a treaty between Rome and the Carthaginians that stated that  Romans would stay out of their lands and that they would do business with no  one other than Carthage in that region Carthaginians viewed Sicily as theirs for the taking, and so they saw the  Romans as butting in to try and take land that the Carthaginians were getting  ready to control Sicily important as a bread basket.  Also can be used as a stepping stone to  attack Italy, which they saw when Pyrrhus attacks them, so the Romans need  to control the island Beginning of the Roman domination of the Mediterranean, building up of the  Roman Navy, which was helpful in later wars. Polybius 220 BC he starts his history he starts here because this is right around when the Romans take over Sicily, 
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2009 for the course CLA 218 taught by Professor Edwardj.champlin during the Spring '09 term at Princeton.

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