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  Second Punic War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Second Punic War (referred to as "The War Against Hannibal" by the Romans) was fought between Carthage and Rome from 218 to 202 BC.
It was the second of three major wars fought between the former Phoenician colony of Carthage, and the Roman Republic, then still confined to the Italian Peninsula.
Second Battle of Capua - Hannibal was unable to break the Roman siege of the city.
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 Third Punic War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Third Punic War (149 to 146 BC) was the third and last of the Punic Wars fought between the former Phoenician colony of Carthage, and the Roman Republic.
In the years between the Second and Third Punic War, Rome was engaged in the conquest of the Hellenistic empires to the east (see Macedonian Wars, Illyrian Wars, and Antiochus III) and ruthlessly suppressing the Iberian people in the west, although they had been essential to the Roman success in the Second Punic War.
The peace treaty at the end of the Second Punic War required that all border disputes involving Carthage be arbitrated by the Roman Senate and required Carthage to get explicit Roman approval before arming its citizens, or hiring a mercenary force.
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 Second Punic War, 218-201 BC
Everything suggests that he was intent on war with Rome from the moment he came to power, a cause he probably inherited from his father (considered by Polybius to be one of the main causes of the second war).
Second, the force that Hannibal took into northern Spain was probably 100,000 strong, a vast force by the standards of the time, and far more than would be needed for a defensive policy.
Punic survival was to rest on a battle between the two greatest commanders of the war.
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 MSN Encarta - Search View - Punic Wars
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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 Punic Wars on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
PUNIC WARS [Punic Wars] three distinct conflicts between Carthage and Rome.
The second war directly pitted the ambitions of the two commercial powers; the initial area of conflict was Sicily.
This Second Punic, or Hannibalic, War, 218-201 BC, was one of the titanic struggles of history.
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 the atrium | golden threads | roman history | second punic war
Subject: Re: 3 Questions on Punic War II The beauty of Fabius' strategy, of course, was that it, in effect, created a siege of *Hannibal's* army...
The Punic War was won in Spain, but it could have been lost in Italy -- though by the time Hasdrubal arrived it was too late; Carthaginian victory at the Metaurus might have prolonged the war, but it wouldn't have won it.
Of course, Pericles died in the second year of the war, and the war was quite balanced at that time, but i think his strategy was followed until the Nicias Peace.
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 Rome: The Punic Wars
The Second Punic War turned Rome from a regional power into an international empire: it had gained much of northern Africa, Spain, and the major islands in the western Mediterranean.
The end result of the second Punic War, in the end, was the domination of the known world by Rome.
The Third Punic War: 149-146 BC    In the years intervening, Rome undertook the conquest of the Hellenistic empires to the east.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/ROME/PUNICWAR.HTM   (1868 words)

 Hannibal's War: A Military History of the Second Punic War
Hannibal Crosses the Alps: The Invasion of Italy and the Second Punic War
Although the spotlight is on Hannibal, Lazenby views the Second Punic War as crucial to the evolution of the Roman Republic into a true empire.
This ties into a second related theme, which is that while Carthage might have had a well-led professional army, it did not have much of an empire or faithful allies.
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 Channel4.com – Carthage – Chronology
Punic army is defeated by Romans under Regulus at Adys.
In 146 BC, the wife of the Punic leader Hasdrubal threw herself and her children in the flames of the burning temple as the city collapsed.
It was the end of the Third Punic War, and it was the end of Carthage.
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 ALRItkwRom101PunicWars.html -- Punic War Overview
The two great historical sources about this series of wars are Polybius a Greek historian attached to staff of Scipio Africanus, the Roman hero of the second Punic War, and Livy, a Roman historian who wrote in the late first century AD, using as his sources Polybius and other sources that have since been lost.
This was the war during which the Romans invented the "Corvus" (Latin for "crow"), the ramp with a big spike on the end -- like the hooked beak of a crow -- that allowed Roman land troops to fight at sea.
The second Punic War was dominated by the Carthaginian, Hannibal, who conquered Italy with elephants and controlled the peninsula for a very long time.
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 Hannibal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In July, the Romans pinned down the Carthaginian army in the neighborhood of Cannae, and battle was engaged on the second of August.
The decisive battle of the Second Punic War was therefore, thanks to Roman stubbornness, not fought on Italian soil, but in Africa: after some minor engagements, Scipio and Hannibal clashed in Zama (202).
In this Syrian War, Hannibal advised the Syrians to invade Italy.
www.cs.uh.edu /~clifton/hannibal.html   (1624 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 97.3.1
An interest in the way that wars were actually fought is evident here, with three articles that specifically address the nature of battle (by John Lazenby, Sabin and Philip Rawlings), and a fourth on the war at sea (by Rankov).
While studies of war were aimed at the reconstruction of maneuvers on the field of battle, there was very little that the historian wary of conjecture could reasonably offer.
Sabin confines himself to the battles of the Second Punic war, but his study of the nature of the battlefield has enormous implications for the general study of Roman imperialism.
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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.
The wars were fought between the two strongest contenders for control over the central Mediterranean Sea of the 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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 Second Punic War (from Punic Wars) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The second war between Rome and Carthage was one of the great military conflicts of the ancient world.
The war resulted in the decline of Swedish influence and the emergence of Russia as a major power in that region.
History of the three Punic wars focusing on the role of the Carthaginians and the Romans.
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 Outlines of Roman History, Chapter 14
The strength which she had acquired in her wars with the Latins and Etruscans and Samnites, she was now to use in the greater conflicts with Carthage and Macedonia and Syria.
It is said that the Carthaginians, after this second defeat, desired an exchange of prisoners, and sent Regulus to the Roman senate to advocate their cause, under the promise that he would return if unsuccessful.
The invaders were defeated and driven back, and the war was continued in the valley of the Po until the whole of Cisalpine Gaul was finally subdued.
www.forumromanum.org /history/morey14.html   (2783 words)

 History of THE PUNIC WARS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first war flares up in Sicily, an island disputed between Greek colonies at its eastern end and Carthaginian settlements in the west.
The result is that Sardinia falls into Roman hands to become in 227 the second of the Roman provinces (Sicily being the first).
And she is to submit to Rome in all matters of war and foreign policy.
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 Second Punic War: 218-202 BC
218-202 BC The Second Punic War, fought between Carthage and the Roman Republic from 218-202 BC, marked the end of major Carthaginian military opposition to Rome.
After the end of the First Punic War in 241 BC, Carthage decided to concentrate on controlling Spain to gain direct control over its mineral resources and to mount an army of the inhabitants to go against the Roman legions.
Map of Second Punic War from Khader and Soren, Carthage: A Mosaic of Ancient Tunisia, p.
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 The Second Punic War
Wherever he marched, he warred with all the natives, and he was everywhere victorious.
Then, undefeated, he was recalled to defend his native land; there he carried on war against Publius Scipio, the son of that Scipio whom he had put to flight first at the Rhone, then at the Po, and a third time at the Trebia.
Most of their wars are decided by one Consul and two legions, with their quota of allies [thus two citizen legions and two allied legions combined]; and they rarely employ all four at one time and on one service.
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 ipedia.com: Second Punic War Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
History -- Military history -- War The Second Punic War was fought between Carthage and Rome from 218 to 204 BC.
It was the second of three major wars fought between the Phoenician colony of Carthage,...
Hannibal was one of the few survivors of the battle of Zama and escaped to the east, ending up at Antiochus' court in Syria.
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 Outlines of Roman History, Chapter 15
The first Punic war had been a struggle with the greatest naval power of the Mediterranean, but the second Punic war was to be a conflict with one of the greatest soldiers that the world has ever seen.
But Fabius had learned some lessons from the war; and he adopted the safe policy of harassing the army of Hannibal and of avoiding a general engagement.
From this time Scipio was the chief figure in the war, and the senate kept him in command until its close.
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 Second Punic War Encyclopedia Article @ HillCountryArtists.com (Hill Country Artists)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hannibal anticipated that a consular army would move along the coast towards Hispania, and so took a combined army of 40,000 North Africans and Iberians across southern France by an inland route and crossed the Alps over the winter.
The Romans outnumbered the Carthaginians 70,000 to about 50,000 (some reports have the Roman forces between 88,000 and 100,000 men, but neither number can be fully proven).
This time, the Romans anticipated the Carthaginian army's arrival, and had two legions waiting for it to come down from the Alps.
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 Special Project 1: Tangent Deliverable   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first Punic War, as it was known, ended in 241 when Hannibal was 6 years old.
A dislike of Rome was common among the Carthaginians, and it is rumored that Hannibal was made to swear eternal hatred for the republic to the east.
Scipio prepared his troops for war once again in the winter of 203 BC, but this time it would not be so easy.
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By the time the Second Punic War had ended, Carthage was a mere shadow of its former power.
However, Masinissa, governor of Numidia and a strong ally of the Romans, was able to pick at Carthage until Carthage attacked Numidia in 150 BC, breaking the treaty that ended the Second War.
Rome declared war on Carthage in 149 BC, and an army landed in Africa after a long blockade.
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 Polybius on Second Punic War
5 This period of disturbance comprises, firstly the war waged by Rome against the Celtiberians and Vaccaei, that between Carthage and Massinissa the King of the Libyans and that between Attalus and Prusias in Asia.
The second was the crossing of Agesilaus, King of Sparta, to Asia, where he found no opposition of any moment to his projects, and was only compelled to return without effecting anything owing to the disturbances in Greece.
Of the fact that Hamilcar, although he died ten years before the beginning of the Second Punic War, contributed much to its origin many evidences can be found; but the anecdote I am about to relate suffices, I think, to confirm this.
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 Punic War - History Forum
The First Punic War was concentrated on Sicily, and was fought between 264BC and 241BC.
The Second Punic War was fought between 218BC and 202BC.
The Third Punic War was encouraged by the Roman Senator Cato, who ended every speech he made for quite a few years with "and Charthage must be destroyed".
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