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The battle between Carthage and Rome was the first of 3 wars, the Punic wars. The first Punic war was fought for control of Sicily and Corsica.
After their fight over who Sicily belonged to, Rome and Carthage went to war for Sicily.
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Sicily Is Ours!
During this war, Rome failed to take complete control of Sicily but then opened up a way to Corsica which was also under Carthaginian control.
Here, Rome used their land skills on the waters.
A second Roman fleet sailed in 256 and established a beachhead in Africa.
Carthage was prepared to surrender to Rome, but the terms offered by Rome were too severe, and in 255 Carthage attacked with a new army with cavalry and elephants and forced the invaders to the sea.
The battle for Sicily resumed in 254 but finally ended in 241, when a fleet of 200 warships gave the Romans undisputed control of Sicily and Corsica. One year later Carthage surrendered, giving Sicily and the Lipari Islands to Rome and agreeing to pay a fine .
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