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The Punic Wars was a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage for a period of 118 years Rome one of the sides of these wars was a immense empire whose influence covered much of the known world at the time Carthage the other player in the Punic Wars was a city state on the North Coast of Africa which had partial control over Sicily before wars and whose location was ideal for trading ground in the Mediterranean The first war 264-241 BC started because a conflict between two different city states on the island of Sicily Messana and Syracuse had been going on and eventually both Rome and Carthage stepped in During their intervention Carthage began to control more and more of the island of Sicily So because of Carthages expanding influence of Sicily many Romans felt that Carthages authority in Sicily threatened them and their trading Romans attacked and quickly gained Sicily back in their control However because of Romes lack of a navy they could not push Carthage back any farther Rome soon built a navy After C Duilius won the first Roman sea battle of the Punic Wars Rome dominated the sea winning all but one sea battle for the rest of the First Punic War With Romes authority on land and at sea Carthage surrendered after the Roman victory at the Aegates Islands in 241 BC The peace lasted for twenty-three years before Carthages resentfulness in losing the first war brought them into a second The centerstone of the Second Punic War was one man Hannibal and his reign on one of the great decisive wars of history1 Hannibal in 218 BC crosses the Alps into the Po Valley with an elephant baggage train He got the aid of the Guals a people who were conquered by the Romans Hannibal rolled through northern Italy winning every battle along the way
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