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History 101 Monday October 23 2000 The Punic Wars The Punic Wars were made up of three significant wars Though the last was more of a Roman punishment on Carthage there was still a declaration of war The two powers involved in these wars were Rome and Carthage Rome had control of the main peninsula of Italy while Carthage controlled the as well as islands and commerce of the West Mediterranean At one point the two were on friendly terms However a dispute on the Island of Sicily initiated the start of the First Punic War Encyclopediacom The Punic Wars have major historical content involving leaders on both sides as well as the battles fought amongst the two city-states A quarrel between two Sicilian cities initiated The First Punic War The two cities involved were Messana now Messina and Syracuse Both Rome and Carthage had a desire to hold Messana for Carthage it would be an ideal port in their continuing dominance of the Mediterranean For Rome it would be an outpost in a strengthening land defense policy wdlketorg It was inevitable that at some point these two nations would embrace each other in war in order to be the dominant Mediterranean power In 264 BC the First Punic War started Encyclopediacom Carthage was the dominant force at sea while Rome was the power on land In order for Rome to be successful Rome would have to build a fleet Carthage on the other hand was led by Hamilcar Barca father of Hannibal who would use guerrilla warfare as his tactical defense However Rome would find a way to neutralize the dominant navy of Carthage by creating a fleet that would use land battle tactics Romes ships included a device that acted as a bridge allowing Roman troops to engage in hand-to-hand combat Though Rome lost numerous ships due to lack of harbors the power at sea now lied with Rome In 241
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