(Potter, pg.68) Finally, Rome was able to defeat the last Carthaginian fleet which left Carthage unable to supply their troops stationed in Italy. (Potter, pg.69) A treaty was drawn which included the ability of Carthage to keep all of their territories except for Sicily and a rather small amount of money that they must pay
Julius Caesar lived around 100 BC to 44 BC. In his early life he had great ambitions to lead Rome into another Golden age but like all dreams, you have to put in the work to get there. So at an early age he joined the Roman Army to gain more knowledge about the battlefield. While in the army, Julius had much praise because he had saved his comrade. When Julius left the army he thought that it would be better if he went to Italy to increase his intellect and his rhetorical skills.
This alliance dominated Roman politics for several years. Before killing Pompey, Caesar maintained numerous government positions. In 59 BC, Caesar became the governor of Gaul (France) and Iberia (Spain). In 55 BC, Caesar attempted to invade Britannia. After his unsuccessful attempt, three years later, he defeated a union of
Seager’s article focuses on Caesar’s motives and justifications for the Gallic Wars. Seager argues that Caesar never attempts to hide his imperialistic motives for invading Gaul. Caesar believes that Rome has an absolute right to be in Gaul, an idea that mainly stems from the innate and essential concept of Roman honor. Seager then claims that Caesar readily endorses the Roman virtue of freedom and admits that the rebelling Gauls shared this value. However, their attempts to gain freedom implied a rejection of Rome’s friendship and undermined Rome’s authority, therefore Caesar's suppression of the revolts are justified.
In conclusion, the Barcas held the power or partial power in Carthage essentially from the end of the First Punic war until Hannibal went into exile in 195 B.C. Although they did not hold political positions until the end of Hannibal’s time in Carthage, they still shaped the politics of Carthage for more than fifty years. Moreover, the way in which they conducted their political maneuverings, either led others to love them, in the case of Hasdrubal, or hate them in the case of Hanno. Their rivalry with Hanno and his faction clearly weakened their cause in unifying Carthage against Rome. Had they not possessed the arrogance and power hunger, they most likely would have defeated Rome.
(www.harcourtschool.com). In 59 BC, Caesar was elected consul, the highest office of Rome and shortly after that he was made Governor of Gaul and was in charge of its military. Julius Caesar wanted to conquer the rest of Gaul that Rome did not rule. The triumvirate was falling apart because Crassus died in battle and Pompey was jealous of Caesars victories in Gaul. Pompey joined with Caesar’s enemies in the senate and told Caesar he needed to give up his army.
In 62 BC, he was elected praetor in Farther Spain. In 61 to 60 BC he served as governor of the Roman province of Spain. Then, in 59 BC, Caesar was elected as a consul, the most significant political post, through his alliance with Pompey. As soon as he became consul, Caesar waged a successful campaign against some tribes in Lusitania. He was awarded the right of triumph for his victory despite the fact that many of his enemies accused him of provoking the war.
However Livy believed that the road to war started after the First Punic War with Hamilcar's wars in Spain. "During the nine years [Hamilcar] spent in extending Carthaginian influence in Spain, made it clear enough that his ultimate objective was an enterprise of far greater movement, and that if he had lived the invasion of Italy would have taken place under Hamilcar's leadership" After Hamilcar's death the Carthaginian forces in Spain were controlled by Hasdrubal. Hasdrubal was more open to peace with Rome than Hamilcar and even signed a treaty with Rome that "[fixed] the river Ebro as the boundary between their respective spheres and establishing the neutrality
Julius Caesar was a Powerful Roman politician and general, who served as a god to the Romans. He played a key role in the events that led to the downfall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman empire. His reign from 49 B.C to 44 B.C illustrated his dominance in controlling a commanding army and ruling a nation. Many historians have different opinions on Caesar's command. Some saw him as a leader for the people, whereas others saw him as a man searching for power and power alone.
Caesar was said to be a colossus who strode across the earth. Julius arrived near Hannibal's legions and elephants as to harry Hannibal frpm gaining any victory. Caesar was said to have remarked that it was better to be first in a village than second in Rome. He would live in Rome and he would be first. He would live through all battles and betrayals until the last, Which ended his life in March 44 BC.
Introduction Rome and Carthage were almost equal in strength and resources. From the early days of the Republic, Rome and Carthage maintained a friendly relationship and even signed a treaty against Pyrrhus, king of Epirus, who was a threat to both states. Comparison Ancient Carthage was a wealthy state with a small population, it employed foreigners to do the unwanted jobs and relied on foreign mercenaries rather than citizens to do her fighting. The mercenaries did not have a sense of belonging to the Carthaginian nation.
The Comparable power it is showed during the second Punic war and shaken the power of Romans. At the end declines from the war and finally lost seriously, and the war ended forever by Roman declaration. The Second Punic War finally placed in an end to Carthage’s empire in the western Mediterranean, give a chance to Rome in control of Spain and letting Carthage hold and keep only its territory in North Africa. The Carthage also required this time to give up its belief and pay the plentiful fine to the Romans in silver (Morey, 1901).The bottom line is the war over with the Roman