Carthaginian Empire Analysis

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Introduction The Carthaginian Empire had a strong hold in North African and modern Spain from 575 B.C.E. to 146 B.C.E under the control of Carthage city-state, after the fall of Tyre to Babylon. (newworldenclopydia.org n.d). At the height of her influence, the empire included western Mediterranean Sea; they were at constant struggle for supremacy with the Roman Republic which led to series of conflicts known as Punic Wars. 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. She now wanted to expend her Empire further and conquer more city-states; one of…show more content…
They had two (2) chief magistrates at a time called Suffetes which is same as the Romans consuls. They had Elders council called the ‘’ hundred’’ which is same as the Roman senate and an assembly which can be compared as the Romans comitia but having all the mentioned similarities but technically they were different in many ways. (Morey C.W. 1901). The Romans had a Republic state with loyal citizens to the authority but Carthaginians ran Aristocratic form of government and did not understand how citizens could be loyal to a governing body on the other land Carthaginians military command was permanently in the hand of able solder and not in the hand of magistrates as opposed to Rome. (Morey C.W.
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