This was the commence of rivalry between Rome and Carthage with the goal of possessing the country borders on the Mediterranean Sea, having in count that Rome had acquired strength during the wars with the Latins, the Etruscans, and the Samnites, which created the foundation to confront the conflicts with Carthage, Macedonia, and Syria (Morey, 1901). Rome and Carthage were similar identical to their own strengths and resources, made them the two greatest rivals of the West, however, they were easy to compare, while Rome had a great organization. Carthage had greater wealth. Rome had a strong efficient army while Carthage had the most powerful navy. Rome had a strong body of loyal and faithful
In Ancient Rome History, one of the greatest, if not the greatest rival of Rome in terms of power, financial and military strength was Carthage. Both nations were superpowers of their time, and were the two dominant figures in the western Mediterranean, for Carthage, and Italian peninsula, for Rome. In this essay, I will analyze how Carthage grew to the point of being almost as powerful as Rome by showing the strengths of both superpowers, and also explaining how this, ultimately led to Rome becoming a naval power. In the Ancient times of the Mediterranean Sea, Carthage and Rome rose both around the Mediterranean Sea, but in opposite sides. As these two ancient superpowers developed independently on different sides of the Mediterranean, they
Introduction Both Carthage and Rome were growing and competitive powers that each dreamed of holding the supremacy. These two powers had their similarities and also great differences. In this paper, I will try to provide a brief history of Carthage, the power of Rome, comparison between Carthage and Rome, the Punic wars, and the creation and the power of Roman navy. The paper will therefore end with a conclusion stating my views. The origin and rise of Carthage According to Morey (1901), Carthage was a colony of Tyre which later became the capital of a great commercial empire on the northern coast of Africa.
Carthage was a colony of Tyre, before becoming a commercial giant, it was the capital city on the coast of North Africa. (Morey, W,C, 1901). The government of Carthage was similar to that of Rome in structure, they had two suffettes which were the equivalent of Roman consuls, it also had a council of elders called the ‘Hundred’ which were the equivalent of the senate of Rome. The government was although similar in some respects was also greatly different, as we have seen before in Greece, Carthage was ruled by a few wealthy families (Morey, W,C, 1901). The main problem Carthage had was that it failed to understand the Roman philosophy of incorporating its citizens from conquered cities, therefore Rome had more loyalty from their citizens than Carthage could hope for.
The conquest of the city of Troy began with what scholar to believe as the greatest war in history, The Trojan War. The Trojan War is believed to have taken place near the end of the Bronze Age. That is around or before 1200 B.C. It took place around the time that a civilization that we call Mycenaean flourished in Greece. They built great palaces and developed a system of writing (Owens).
Nicole Tschida ENG 210 Paper 1 2-26-18 The Iliad and The Consequences of War The plot of the Iliad takes place in the middle of the war between the Greeks and the Trojans that lasted for ten years. This conflict according to Homer and ancient Greek mythology occurred because the Trojan prince Paris abducted Helen, the wife of Menelaus, brother to king Agamemnon. In this paper, I will be examining the consequences of war, as outlined by Homer. I will be analyzing a battle scene to answer the question of why do the men in Homer’s “The Iliad” continue to fight when all hope of winning perishes? especially as they face the consequences and horrific tragedies of war.
This allowed Caesar 's family to have certain traditional privileges and offices. They were in the upper class which was a great thing to be in during that time. Although they were in a high class, the same could not be said about their wealth. “Caesar’s father was a moderate success and his mother came from plebeian stock.” ("Gaius Julius Caesar.") As a result, they did not have as much political power in Rome.
Mark Antony was a Roman general who served in the Gallic wars with Caesar and would go on to serve with Caesar again in the Civil War that took place in Rome before Caesar took over Rome. After Caesar’s death Antony saw him self as the true heir to his legacy and worked hard to make sure he stayed in power. Even though Caesar’s will gave the majority of his wealth to his grandnephew Octavian, Antony took a portion of it for him self along with claiming himself as the Caesarian faction leader. This created a rift in their relationship that would eventually boil over to war after Philippi. Antony led several legions at Philippi and his victory there helped him retain his power in the eastern Roman provinces after the battle.
Some of the short- term consequences of the war included the fact that Sparta was only victorious for a short while as it was later conquered by Thebes. Thebes also internally crumbled after its general died and its victory was short lived. Sparta won the war but never reached the traditional and cultural prominence that was enjoyed by Athens. Athens was culturally superior and influenced a lot of science, artistic and intellectual life for many years after it was defeated in the Peloponnesian war. The war led to Greek cities concentrating less on fighting and more on intellectual growth and cities such as Ionia pioneered in research revolving around metaphysics.
With the Abbasids came economic prosperity. The conquered trade routes from the richest provinces of the Roman Empire now meant that the Arabs controlled routes to the east. Bagdad developed into a massive commercial market that connected Europe, Central Asia, and Africa. This led to an exchange of ideas, technology, and culture. But with the growth of the empire, the caliph had become less of the spiritual leader of Muslims and