Carthaginian warlord Hannibal is regarded as the greatest military warlord in history. The Carthaginian had a long battle for supremacy with the Roman both in sea and on land which ended with the roman becoming hegemonic power at the time. In this essay, I will give a brief analysis of how Carthage almost became equal in power with Rome; highlight their strengths and the conflict that led to Rome becoming a naval power. Body. Rome was already world power after defeating the Latins, Samnites and Etruscans; they had acquired a great deal of strength and experience from the long battle with the aforementioned city-states.
finally finished and concluding with the end of Carthage in 146 B.C (Morey, 1901). The war between these two nation has been for a long time and the power struggling was well known and the political division always created conflict between them. For instance, by the time, the first Punic war split out, even though the Roman Empire had an occasion to dominate and commanded the power over the Italian peninsula becoming a naval power. However, there was also be a trace how Carthage becomes almost had an equal resistance that compared with Rome that showing the strength to the battle during the
against the Etruscans. By this treaty Rome recognized the Mediterranean as Carthage 's sphere of influence, and Carthage even claimed a Roman could not wash his hands in the sea without its permission (The flow of History, n. d.). Carthage was originally a colony of Tyre, and had come to be the capital of great commercial empire on the northern coast of Africa. Tradition holds that Phoenicians settlers from Mediterranean port of Tyre founded the city of Carthage on the northern coast of Africa around 814 B.C (History.com, 2017) under Queen Dido who was driven from Tyre and landed in Africa. However, to trace how Carthage became almost the equal of Rome showing the strength of both and how this conflict led to Rome becoming a naval power, it is important to give the background of each in their basis of power and strength.
Caesar’s expedition in Gaul was to some extent the cause of the breakup of the First Triumvirate. While Caesar’s expedition in Gaul brought him unrivaled glory and status, which might have upset the First Triumvirate balance of power and turned the senate against him, due to instability in Roman politics, the alliance between Caesar and Pompey was already on uneasy grounds. Crassus’ death during his campaign in Parthia unsettled the First Triumvirate, resulting in a faceoff for power between Caesar and Pompey and a tip in balance that even further lessened the power of the senate. Historians such as Goldsworthy even argue that Pompey was reluctant to go to war and had not the Senate intervened, the alliance could have continued. Before Caesar’s expedition in Gaul, Caesar only a politician with little military experience (Goldsworthy 15).
An English version of the Roman Latin word ‘catapulta’, which in turn was based on the Greek word katapeltis/katapeltes. This means ‘downward ﬂight’ or ‘downward hurl’, as kata means “downward”, and peltes means “’to toss’, ‘to hurl’, or ‘to throw’”, or something in a downward ﬂight. The invention of the catapult dates back to the Greek city-state of Syracuse in ancient eastern Sicily in around 400 BC. At that time, the Greek Syracusans were ﬁghting a desperate war against the Carthagian Empire, Carthage being a major Phoenician city in North Africa in modern day Tunisia. Carthage had been founded as a Phoenician colony by the powerful Phoenician city of Tyre in the Levant, but had far outgrown its parent city due to the wealth and prosperity it had beneﬁted from as a major port city on the maritime commercial cross-roads between the Western and Eastern
Dante: De Monarchia Power struggles have existed throughout history and have taken many forms: nation against nation, between two different civilizations, or a battle for control of a group or area. One such important struggle that occurred throughout the Middle Ages was between spiritual and secular factions over who is the ultimate authority–emperor or pope? An early example of this dilemma arose in 410 CE when the Visigoths sacked Rome. Pagans quickly blamed Christians for Rome’s demise asserting that the Christian God failed to protect the city. This claim prompted Augustine to write The City of God in 413 CE.
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.
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PUNIC WARS The Punic Wars, which took place between 264 and 146 BC, was a progression of warfare between Rome and Carthage. Therefore, the name “Punic” derives from the Latin adjective punicus, meaning “wars with Carthage.” These battles, which are divided into a series of three wars, can be regarded as the root of Rome’s transformation from an Italian to a Mediterranean power (Boatwright, Gargola and Talbert 2004: 104). The goal of this essay is to discuss this conflict between Rome and Carthage, and the effect that it had on the metamorphosis of Rome. To make the length of the battles more understandable, it will be discussed in three divisions: The first war (264-241), the second (218-201) and finally, the third (149-146). Furthermore, attention will be given to the effects of each war as well as their intervals.
The paranoia of the ideology that power completely corrupts has existed throughout centuries. This obsession can cause people to act in an irrational way or out of reasonings. So was the case with the senators in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. William Shakespeare centered his play around the Roman leader, Julius Caesar. Out of fear of his future political activities and his overconfident personality, the senators of Rome, including Caesar's best friend Brutus, created a conspiracy to assassinate him to stop him from obtaining absolute power over the Roman Empire.