The First Punic War

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The First Punic War (264-241 BC) Pyrrhic War Rome controlled the entire peninsula attracted attention of the Greeks Greek historians began to write about Rome 73 BC- Ptolemy sent an embassy to Rome appeared conflict with Carthage was inevitable Carthage founded 8th century BC Phoenician colony north Africa- Tunisia advantageous position for trading fertile agriculture good natural harbor naval power imperial power dominated other phonecian colonies expanded inland- took over native people of north africa- libians/numidians africa, sardinia, corsica, sciliy reputation of brutality army relied heavily on mercenaries- greek world, north africa, gauls- whoever they could get carthagenian generals remained in power as long as necessary to get the job done First Punic War instigation Rome controlled Italy- narrow strip from Scily strait of Messana between the two powers Messana taken over by Manertines- had been hired by Syracuse- went off wandering- attacked and controlled Messana Syracuse laid siege to Messana in 264 BC King Hiero- won the civil war
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course HIST 1010 taught by Professor Notarian during the Fall '11 term at Tulane.

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