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  First Punic War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The First Punic War (264 to 241 BC) was the first of three major wars fought between Carthage and the Roman Republic.
The series of wars between Rome and Carthage were known to the Romans as the "Punic Wars" because of the Latin name for the Carthaginians: Punici, derived from Phoenici, referring to the Carthaginians' Phoenician ancestry.
Rome did build another fleet paid for with donations from wealthy citizens and the First Punic War was decided in the naval battle of the Aegates Islands (March 10, 241 BC), where the new Roman fleet under consul Gaius Lutatius Catulus scored a victory.
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History -- Military History -- War The First Punic War was fought between Carthage and the Roman Republic from 264 BC to 241 BC.
First, Regulus was victorious in the battle of Adys, and forced Carthage to sue for peace.
Nevertheless, the First Punic war was decided in the naval battle of the Aegates Islands (March 10 241 BC), where Carthage lost an entire fleet and was economically incapable of funding another, or to find manpower for the crews.
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 Punic Wars - MSN Encarta
Punic Wars, name given to the three wars between Rome and Carthage in the 3rd and 2nd centuries bc.
The First Punic War (264-241 bc) was the outcome of growing political and economic rivalry between the two nations.
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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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: First Punic War
The Mercenary War was a uprising of mercenaries in the employ of Carthage in the 3rd century BC.
The battle of Agrigentum (Sicily, 261 BC) was the first pitched battle of the First Punic War and the first large-scale military confrontation between Carthaginians and the Republic of Rome.
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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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Battle of Tunis
The Battle of Tunis between the Roman Republic and Carthage occurred in 256 BC during the First Punic War.
Battle of the Lipari Islands Conflict First Punic war Date 260 BC Place Lipara harbour, in Sicily Result Carthaginian victory The Battle of the Lipari Islands or Lipara (Lipara harbour, 260 BC) was the first encounter between the fleets of Carthage and the Roman Republic, fought during the First Punic...
Battle of Cape Ecnomus Conflict First Punic War Date 256 BC Place Offshore Cape Ecnomus, in Sicily Result Roman victory The battle of Cape Ecnomus (offshore Cape Ecnomus, southern coast of Sicily, 256 BC) was a naval battle between the fleets of Carthage and the Roman Republic, fought during the...
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The First Punic War (264 to 241 BC) was the first of three major wars fought between Carthage and the Roman Republic.
The series of wars between Rome and Carthage were known to the Romans as the "Punic Wars" because of the Latin name for the Carthaginians: Punici, derived from Phoenici, referring to the Carthaginians' Phoenician ancestry.
Polybius commented that the war was, at the time, the most destructive in terms of casualties in the history of warfare, including the battles of Alexander the Great.
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The First Punic War was fought between Carthage and the Roman Republic from 264 BC to 241 BC It was the first of three major wars between these two ancient world super for supremacy in the Mediterranean Sea and control of Sicily.
Nevertheless First Punic war was decided in the battle of the Aegates Islands (March 10 241 BC) where Carthage lost an entire fleet was economically incapable of funding another or find manpower for the crews.
Rome won the First Punic War after years of conflict and in the end Carthage as the major power in the In the aftermath of the war both were both financially and demographically exhausted.
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 Leaders and Battles of Punic War, First ()
First of three wars between Rome and Carthage.
The First Punic War (264 to 241 b.c.) was a struggle for control of Sicily and of the sea lanes in the Western Mediterranean.
During the latter half of the war the military genius of Hamilcar Barca sustains the Carthaginian cause in Sicily.
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Nevertheless, the First Punic war was decided in the naval battle of the Aegates Islands (March 10, 241 BC), where Carthage lost an entirefleet and was economically incapable of funding another, or to find manpower for the crews.
Moreover, the Republic's capability ofattracting private investment into war effort by inciting citizen's patriotism to fund ships and crews was one of the decidingfactors of the war, in contrast with the Carthaginian nobility, apparently unwilling to risk their fortune for the common wellbeing.
Historian Polybius commented that the war was, at the time, the most destructive in terms ofcasualties in the history of warfare, including the battles of Alexander the Great, which further enhances this idea.
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 PUNIC WARS. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first war saw Rome fighting to break Carthage’s growing hold on the chain of islands that enable it to control the W Mediterranean.
The second war directly pitted the ambitions of the two commercial powers; the initial area of conflict was Sicily.
The Punic army arrived in Sicily first, arranged a peace between Messana and Syracuse, and established a garrison.
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 Punic Wars - Crystalinks
The First Punic War was fought between Carthage and the Roman Republic from 264 to 241 BC.
The First Punic War was decided in the naval battle of the Aegates Islands (March 10, 241 BC), where the new Roman fleet under consul Gaius Lutatius Catulus scored a victory.
The Third Punic War was fought between Carthage and the Roman Republic from 149 BC to 146 BC.
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 First Punic War - an introduction - Citizendium
The First Punic War was an armed conflict between the Roman Republic and the City-State of Carthage which lasted from 264 BC until 241 BC.
It was the first of the three Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage and was characterized by the large number of naval engagements and by the focus of the two nations on fighting for control of Sicily.
His first campaign, suffered a setback on the River Cyamosorus wherein he lost most of his merecenary contingent (Polybius says that this defeat was intentional, with Hiero trying to remove unruly and untrustworthy troops) and Hiero return to Syracuse where he raised a large Citizen army.
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 Ancient Roman Navy - Crystalinks
Before the First Punic War in 264 BC there was no Roman navy to speak of as all previous Roman war had been fought in Italy.
The first few naval battles of the First Punic War were disasters for Rome, and it was not until the invention of the Corvus, a grappling engine which made it easier for Romans to board the Carthaginian vessels, that Rome was able to win the war.
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.
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 Saudi Aramco World : The Punic Warship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Punic merchants competed fiercely with Greeks, Egyptians and Romans for economic hegemony in the region.
Pliny, for instance, boasts that "in the First Punic War the fleet was on the water within 60 days after the timber left the tree, while the 220 ships that fought against King Hiero sailed on the 40th day after the timber had been felled." Experts have tended to dismiss these pretensions as wild exaggeration.
On March 21, 241 B.C., the Punic and Roman fleets clashed off the west coast of Sicily in the Battle of the Egadi Islands, turning point of the First Punic War.
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 First Punic War, 264-241 BC
Syracuse remained a loyal ally of Rome throughout the rest of the war, and her aid was invaluable in maintaining supplies to the Roman forces on the island.
In 250, the Romans began their siege of Lilybaeum, one of the most active sieges of the war, but despite the best efforts of the Romans, the city did not fall, and the siege continued for the remaining nine years of the war.
At the start of the war, Carthage was by far the greater naval power, with what was probably close to a standing navy, while Rome herself had no navy, instead relying on those of her allies that had a naval tradition.
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 Punic wars
Collective name on the wars between the Punic (the Romans used the name Poeni on the people of Carthage) city state of Carthage (now outside Tunis, Tunisia) and Rome, the first war starting in 264 BCE, and the last ending in 146.
In first half of 3rd century BCE Carthage held many territories that made it easy for them to control and dominate the western Mediterranean Sea, but when they conquered Messana (now Messina) on the north eastern tip of Sicily in 264, they faced the Romans for war for the first time.
But the memory of the former Punic wars was strong in Rome; many hated the Carthaginians especially because there seemed to be nothing that could force them on their knees.
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 First Punic War, 264-241 BC
Syracuse remained a loyal ally of Rome throughout the rest of the war, and her aid was invaluable in maintaining supplies to the Roman forces on the island.
In 250, the Romans began their siege of Lilybaeum, one of the most active sieges of the war, but despite the best efforts of the Romans, the city did not fall, and the siege continued for the remaining nine years of the war.
At the start of the war, Carthage was by far the greater naval power, with what was probably close to a standing navy, while Rome herself had no navy, instead relying on those of her allies that had a naval tradition.
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 First Punic War - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com
First, Regulus was victorious in the battle_of_Adys, and forced Carthage to sue for peace.
Nevertheless, the First Punic war was decided in the naval battle_of_the_Aegates_Islands (March_10 241_BC), where Carthage lost an entire fleet and was economically incapable of funding another, or to find manpower for the crews.
Sicily became the first Roman_province governed by a former praetor, instead of an ally.
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 Punic Wars Summary
With the end of the Macedonian wars — which ran concurrently with the Punic wars — and the defeat of the Seleucid Emperor Antiochus III the Great (Treaty of Apamea, 188 BC) in the eastern sea, Rome emerged as the dominant Mediterranean power and the most powerful country in the Western world of the time.
Eventually, the war was taken to Africa, and Carthage was defeated at the Battle of Zama, its territory being reduced to the city itself in a striking loss of power.
The Third Punic War involved an extended siege of Carthage between 149 BC and the spring of 146 BC, ending in the city's destruction.
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 PUNIC WARS,
The First Punic War (264–241 bc) was the outcome of growing political and economic rivalry between the two nations.
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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