What does Punic mean?
Who Won the First Punic War?
Rome won and Carthage lost Sicily.
Why Was the First Punic War Fought?
The First Punic War's primary cause was
the desire of both, the Romans and the Carthaginians, to possess
themselves of Sicily.
The Romans formed a fleet, and successfully
competed with the marine of Carthage. During the latter half of the war, the
military genius of Hamilcar Barca
sustained the Carthaginian cause in Sicily.
At the end of twenty-four
years, Carthage was defeated and the Carthaginians sued for peace. Rome imposed
crippling terms for peace.
Sicily became a Roman province.
Here are the maps:
326-264 BC Italy (Huge
Map of Rome's Expansion 264-180 BC
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Map of Italy and Vicinity at the
Beginning of the Second Punic War 218 BC
MAP OF ROME AND CARTHAGE AT THE BEGINNING
OF THE SECOND PUNIC WAR 218 BC