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  • Ay the time there was also another great power in the Mediterranean offering competition Carthage, a region in north African cost that had been settled by Phoenicians who came from Syria
  • in 264 B.C the roman republic did well on land but suffered many defeats at the sea. Many time the Romans were rebuffed, but they forged ahead, expanding their fleet to zoo ships of Sicily Sardinia and Corsica in 255B.C. These island were strategic trading posts for the carting in and therefore great losses
  • The ongoing battle between the Roman Republic and Carthage over the right to rule the Mediterranean took the form of three major wars known the Punic wars
  • Many time the Romans were barfed, but they forged ahead, expanding fleet to 200 ships. Finally, at the battle of aerates, the won a great victory an began their march into on Mediterranean
  • General Hamilcar quickly expanded control over a large area of Spain using their already established trading posts. Spain proved to be a wise conquest for Carthage
  • Rome looked on anxiously as Carthage Spain. Then, in 219 B.C, Hannibal and this troops attacked sanctum, an marked the beginning of the second Punic war. This time the disputed territory was Spain, as Rome sent troops to the west, Hannibal planned a surprise invasion of Italy from the north
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