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Unformatted text preview: conquered in the Carthaginian army. Like the Greeks, the Carthaginians also hired mercenaries. By the early 200s, Carthage had expanded across North Africa and controlled the Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Corsica, and much of Sicily. Once Rome had conquered most of Italy, it was only a matter of time before these two powerful empires came face to face with one another. But both sides drifted unintentionally into hostilities, with drastic consequences for both (the Punic wars)....
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- Spring '11
- St. John
- Middle Ages, West African coast, Carthaginian merchants