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Battles and Battle Techniques Many battles happened during Romes reign over its Empire Although many I will only name a few as well as some of their techniques that helped them ensure a victory Probably Romes most famous battles came from the Punic Wars A revolt in Messana Sicily provided the opportunity the Romans were looking for Asked for help against the Phoenicians the Romans sent in an expeditionary force small but sufficient to send the Phoenician group back to Carthage Carthage responded by sending in a larger force to which the Romans responded with a full consular army In 262 BC Rome won many small victories giving it control over almost the entire island But the Romans needed control of the sea for final victory and Carthage was a naval power With both sides balanced the war continued for 20 more years until the war-weary Phoenicians just gave up in 241 Rome eventually defeated Carthage altogether and in a burst of anger decided to destroy the entire city then pour salt all over it so nothing would grow on it ever again Many other great battles took place as Caesar triumphed in Gaul north of Italy There he conquered the whole area but only for his personal gain and to get a Triumph when he returned to Rome Now some of Romes battle techniques strategies and basic military tactics Your basic Roman soldier wore a tunic but with barely any armor carried and shield but more often than not just slung it over is soldier when not in battle held a spear and wore two belts around his waist with a dagger in one and a sword in the other Roman helmets were usually made of copper and the solider would often scratch is name on it to signify ownership
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