The First Punic War

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The First Punic War

Post  Alianny on Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:58 pm

The First Punic started in 264 B.C. to 241 B.C. Romans had already already all of Italy, but the wanted to conquer Carthage too and that is because of two reasons: it allowed them to control the mediterranean with their navy, and Carthage had Sicily which was an island with a valuable source of grain. Soon, Rome built and invented the gangplank which was a way for them to get inside the enemy's ship and attack. With the use of the gangplank, they conquered Carthage. The Carthaginians signed a treaty, making Sicily the first Roman province. Soon, Rome took over Corsica and Sardinia.

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Re: The First Punic War

Post  Ophirkes on Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:26 pm

Great job, Alianny! What you said is very true! Rome, eventually, became a huge empire, due to conquering so many places with such a strong army. Carthage, after signing the treaty, went against the agreement and tried to build up an army. This lead t the last Punic War were it was basically a massacre…

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