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.
Now came to the fore the Roman fortitude they dug deep in the face of adversity, wealthy citizens payed for a new fleet and another two hundred ships were built. These ships met the Carthagian fleet at the Aegates islands and defeated the Carthagian fleet forcing them to sue for peace. They had to pay a lot of reparations to Rome, but Rome was now a power at sea as well as on the land. (Morey, W,C,
However once Rome recognized the true threat they faced from Carthage they also began to expand their naval capabilities. They recognized that Carthage held an advantage on the sea due to their long history of seamanship so Roman ingenuity designed the the Corvus. This was 30 foot long gangway which could be lowered from the ship's bow on to the decks of enemy ships and secured with a huge metal spike allowing them to unleash a squadron of Roman fighters on-board the enemy ship. The Romans also copied the designs of ships they captured and Archemedes, who was the greatest inventor of the age, came up with many improvements and original designs that turned many ships into "machines of war". These innovations allowed Rome to finally become a strong and great naval power coupled with the ships confiscated from
Rome and Carthage were two great powers of ancient times. Rome mostly covered Italian territories and allied cities that she had conquered while Carthage was in the northern coast of Africa. Both cities had ambitions to go on and conquer other cities in order to become the World superpower leading to conflicts between them. Despite there being some similarities in the structure of government between the two governments in many ways they were different. While Rome had consuls, and a senate, Carthage had magistrates and a council of elders.
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
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