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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Battle of Tunis
The Battle of Adys was fought in 256 BC between Carthaginians and a Roman army led by Marcus Atilius Regulus.
The Battle of Sulci was a naval battle fought in 258 BC between the Roman and Carthagenian navys of the coast near the town of Sulci.
Battle of Drepana Conflict First Punic War Date 249 BC Place Offshore Drepana, in Sicily Result Carthaginian victory The battle of Drepana or Drepanum (offshore modern Trapani, western coast of Sicily, 249 BC) was the a naval battle between the fleets of Carthage and the Roman Republic, fought during the...
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  (Aroandes II* OF ARMENIA - Tiglath Pileser III* OF ASSYRIA )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Arsames I* OF ARMENIA (____ - 223 BC)
Mithranes I* OF ARMENIA (____ - 317 BC)
Xerxes I* OF ARMENIA (____ - 212 BC)
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 Cornelius
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Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica Serapio[?], consul 138 BC
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 Ancient Roman Navy - Crystalinks
In the First Punic War (264 BC - 241 BC), the Carthaginians, a power rooted in sea trade, were able to exploit their strength at sea in their struggles with the Roman Republic.
The result was the rapid construction in 260 BC of the first sizeable Roman fleet of about 150 quinqueremes and triremes, operating near the Strait of Messina between Sicily and the toe of Italy.
In 67 BC, Pompey organized a naval force that effectively rid the Mediterranean of them for the time.As the Roman Republic unraveled in the period of civil war, competing Roman forces once again built up their naval might.
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 Roman Timeline of the 3rd Century BC
254 BC Birth of the Roman comedy playwright Plautus, in the town of Sarsina, Umbria, in Italy.
239 BC Birth of the writer Quintus Ennius, born at the town of Rudiae in Calabria.
212 BC The introduction of a new coinage to Rome, the denarius.
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 Second Syrian War, 260-255 BC
Second Syrian War, 260-255 BC Second Syrian War, 260-255 BC The Second Syrian War is one of the worst documented of all Hellenistic wars.
Antiochus was forced to march against Timarchus, deposing him in 258 BC, and restoring the traditional constitution of Miletus, where he was then worshiped.
The main battle of the war was a naval battle, fought off Cos, probably in 258 BC.
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 Punic Wars - Search View - MSN Encarta
In the spring of 218 bc Hannibal swiftly marched a large army through Spain and Gaul and across the Alps to attack the Romans in Italy before they could complete their preparations for war.
In the 2nd century bc, however, Carthage continued to be commercially successful and, though only a minor power, a source of irritation to Rome.
A minor Carthaginian breach of treaty gave the pretext for the Third Punic War (149-146 bc), in which the Romans, led by Scipio the Younger, captured the city of Carthage, razed it to the ground, and sold the surviving inhabitants into slavery.
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 1.2.1.5
* Part of the Library was wrecked by fire in 48 BC during riots sparked by the arrival of Julius Caesar.
340 BC), who had improved Aristotelian anatomy by distinguishing arteries from veins, but who saw the arteries as air tubes, similar to the trachea and bronchi, a common error because arteries are devoid of blood in corpses.
Herophilus observed that the coats of arteries were much thicker than those of the veins, thus he speculated that the arteries were filled not with air but with blood.
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 Important Astronomers, their Instruments and Discoveries 1
Babylonian observations (1500 BC?) recorded solar and lunar eclipses as well as planetary observations using merkets and waterclocks.
Alexandrian astronomer Eratosthenes (260-201 BC?) measured the circumference of the Earth using comparative shadow rod measurements in two places and knowledge of the distance between them.
Aristarchus of Samos (250 BC?) calculated the distance of the Sun from the Earth and the Moon and Sun's sizes relative to Earth by observations during solar and lunar eclipses and at first quarter Moon using a Cross-staff.
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 History International - The Fall of Great Empires
By the subjugation of the Libyan tribes and by the annexation of older Phoenician colonies, Carthage in the 6th century bc controlled the entire North African coast from the Atlantic Ocean to the western border of Egypt, as well as Sardinia, Malta, the Balearic Islands, and part of Sicily.
In the 2d century bc, however, Carthage continued to be commercially successful and, though only a minor power, a source of irritation to Rome.
A minor Carthaginian breach of treaty gave the pretext for the Third Punic War (149—146 bc), in which the Romans, led by Scipio the Younger, captured the city of Carthage, razed it to the ground, and sold the surviving inhabitants into slavery.
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 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
In the first century BC the roman poet Virgil wrote a poem entitled "Aenid", in it he claimed that the romans were the descendants of a great warrior - a trojan prince called Aenas.
By 260 BC city of Rome was a major force and a clash with the trading empire of Carthage led to 120 years of terrible wars.
In 202 BC Hannibal was defeated by Scipio at the battle of Zama and eventually in 146 BC the Romans completely destroyed Carthage.
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 Roman Chronology
1184 BC The legendary arrival of Aeneas from Troy in Italy.
133 BC Rome inherits the Kingdom of Pergamon from the Attalids.
86 BC Athens is sacked by Sulla, Mithridates of Pontus is defeated.
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 KryssTal : Inventions: 1000 BC to 1 BC
London was settled by Celts c400 BC in the area close to London Bridge.
Carthage was destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC.
Plato (the philosopher from whom the adjective "platonic" is derived) was born in 427 BC; the school he founded was the original Acadamy.
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 My-Malta-dotcom_Rich History '2'
circa 125,000 BC What today are known as the Maltese Islands must have once been joined to Sicily, owing to the Earth's waters having receeded towards the 'Ice Caps' during the 'Ice Ages'.
The Semitic origin of the Maltese language was often attributed to this period.
This led to the occupation of Malta by the Carthaginians.
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 Brink-Day-Johnston-Fletcher - Person Page 154
Ptolemy VIII ruled jointly with his brother, Ptolemy VI Philometor, in170-164 BC and alone during the next year; he was king of Cyrenaica (inmodern Libya) in 163-145, and sole ruler of Egypt from 145 to his deathin 116, except for a brief exile in 131-129.
Ptolemy was the son of the nobleman Lagus, a native of the Macedoniandistrict of Eordaea whose family was undistinguished until Ptolemy'stime, and of Arsinoe, who was related to the Macedonian Argead dynasty.He was probably educated as a page at the royal court of Macedonia, wherehe became closely associated with Alexander.
In the autumn of 332 BC Alexander the Great invaded Egypt with his mixedarmy of Macedonians and Greeks and found the Egyptians ready to throw offthe oppressive control of the hated Persians.
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 GovMint.com - The Roman Empire
It grew into a city around 750 BC when the marshland by the river was cleared to make a public square and defensive walls were built around two of the city’s seven hills.
In 356 BC, a son was born to King Philip II of Macedonia, a region that connects the Greek peninsula with the Balkans.
By 260 BC, Rome had become a major force, and a clash with the trading empire of Carthage in North Africa was inevitable.
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 Luminescence Research Laboratory
A large amount of pottery from the 1st millennium BC in Britain is difficult to date since it is generally unremarkable.
Firstly it is rare to be able to date the pottery directly, for example by dating organic matter taken from the fabric of the pot or charcoal scraped from the surface of the pot.
Ssecondly, radiocarbon ages need to be calibrated and the calibration curve has a flat spot in the 1st millennium BC; for example, calibrating a radiocarbon date of 2500 ± 80 BP gives a very wide range: 800-400 BC.
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 Rome Unleashed - The Wars with Carthage
Despite the fact that at the height of his success, much of southern Italy had defected to him, he was unable to break the Romans' hold on the peninsula.
In 203 BC he was forced to return to Africa to defend Carthage itself against Roman counter-attack.
His defeat by the Roman general Scipio at Zama in 202 BC brought the Second Punic War to an end and confirmed Rome's standing as the regional superpower.
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 The 1st Punic War (264-241 BC) (DBA Campaign Scenarios)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 251 BC Carthage attacked Panormus and were badly beaten prompting them to sue for peace again, which this time the Romans declined.
In 249 BC the Carthaginian fleet defeated a Roman fleet that was blockading Lilybaeum.
In 241 BC Carthage attempted to strike back but her fleet was decisively defeated at the battle of the Aegadian Isles (Aegates).
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 Battle of Mylae, 260 BC
Battle of Mylae, 260 BC Battle of Mylae, 260 BC Naval battle of the First Punic War.
After the defeat and capture of Cnaeus Cornelius Scipio at Lipara, his co-consul Caius Duilius took command of the Roman fleet.
The battle was won by the superior Roman soldiers, with the corvus helping to reduce the Carthaginian advance at sea.
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 Asoka: 322-185 BC
These words were spoken by Asoka, the third emperor of the Mauryan dynasty of India and the best known ancient ruler of India.
Asoka was born in 304 BC and came to the throne in 270 BC, after a power struggle that resulted in the death of one of his brothers.
In 260 BC, Asoka attacked Kalinga (present day Orissa) in order to expand his empire, which he ruled as a tyrant at that time.
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 Timeline Index - People, Periods, Places, Events...
Emperor Shi Huang of Qin dynasty of China, also called Qin Shi Huang (260 BC-210 BC), was king of the Chinese State of Qin from 247 BC to 221 BC, and then the first emperor of a unified China from 221...
In the 3d century B.C. Rome challenged Carthage’s control of the W Mediterranean in the Punic Wars (so called after the Roman name for the Carthaginians, Poeni, i.e., Phoenicians).
Pompey (the Great), was a distinguished and ambitious Roman military leader, provincial administrator and politician of the 1st century BC, the period of the Late Republic.
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 Fed Exhibit
In about 300 BC, Rome struck the first silver coin, inspired by those of the Greek colonies in southern Italy.
Rome introduced a new coinage in 212 BC, during the war against Hannibal and the Carthaginians.
Silver denarius (209-208 BC) with the head of Roma; the X for the Roman numeral 10 is a value mark.
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260 BC 2nd arch detail, Entrance, Lomasa Rishi Cave, Barabar Hills, stone, c.
260 BC 3rd arch detail, Entrance, Lomasa Rishi Cave, Barabar Hills, stone, c.
260 BC Interior, “Hut”, Lomasa Rishi Cave, Barabar Hills, stone, c.
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 Qin Terra Cotta Army - Timeline Index
Upon ascending the throne at the age of 13 (in 246 BC), Qin Shi Huang, later the first Emperor of all China, had work begun on his mausoleum.
Emperor Shi Huang of Qin dynasty of China, also called Qin Shi Huang (260 BC-210 BC), was king of the Chinese State of Qin from 247 BC to 221 BC, and then the first emper...
Also known in China as the Great Wall of 10,000 Li, is an ancient Chinese fortification built from the end of the 15th century until the beginning of the 16th century, du...
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 260 BC
Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC
Decades: 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC 280s BC 270s BC - 260s BC - 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC 220s BC 210s BC
In the battle of Changping[?], the Qin state showed its military superiority over all other Chinese states
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 Corsica and Sardinia - History
Around 1000 BC, it seemed the Phoenicians were dominant in the islands.
In 260 BC the consul L. Cornelius Scipio sailed over to Corsica, destroyed the city of Aleria, but did not conquer Corsica and Sardinia from Hannibal and was actually defeated though he received a triumph.
In 77 BC Lepidus, under Marius, tried to take control of Sardinia but was beaten by senatorial loyalists.
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 Roman Captains quiz -- free game
Consul three times, this general defeated the Samnites at the battle of Aquilona in 293 BC, crushed the Gallic Senones in 284 BC and drove King Pyrrhus from Italy at the battle of Beneventum in 275 BC.
He served under him in the Social War, was his quaestor in 88 BC and was the only officer to support him in his march on Rome.
The grandfather died in battle against the Latins at the battle of Veseris in 340BC, the father died as consul commanding the Roman army against the Samnites at the battle of Sentinium in 295 BC, and the son was killed fighting Pyrrhus at Asculum in 279 BC.
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