Carthage grows into a trading and commercial empire in parts of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Rome became concerned as Carthage influence near home was getting stronger, especially in the Western Mediterranean region and Spain. Carthage wealth gives an advantage over Rome as they build a powerful navy and they were able to afford a mercenary army. According to Mark (2011). “She had a powerful navy, a mercenary army and, through tribute, tariffs, and trade, enough wealth to do as she pleased.
Athena seeking revenge approaches Hector with the guise of Deiphobus, Hector’s brother, while Hector was being hunted down by Achilles, “‘Now, let’s go straight for him. Let’s fight and not hold back our spears, so we can see if Achilles kills us both, then takes the bloodstained trophies to the ships, or whether you’ll destroy him on your spear’” (Homer, Iliad 22. 301-305). This action was brought on by revenge in divine
Carthage Vs. Romans in the War University of the People Word count: 1150 Abstract In this paper, I will trace how Carthage became almost the equal of Rome. I will also address the strength of both and how this conflict led to Rome becoming a naval power.
The mighty empire of Spain had conquered many places during its command for the benefit of their country. The benefits were riches, laborers, crop, land, and missionaries. The areas in which Spain colonized were South America, the Caribbean, and the American Southwest. They colonized these areas to make them their own. Spain wanted to gain a profit and expand their culture through exploring, sending the word of God through missions, and conquering empires for gold.
Their navy was also behind the attacks of the Italian coast. With the Carthaginian navy making it hard for the Romans, the Romans decided to build their own navy. The First Punic War started out as fight over a city. A city that kept Rome from being in constant danger.
Because of Philip’s policy towards the natives, gold and silver poured into Spain. Philip also declared that a portion of all the riches that went into Spain go directly to him. Philip’s decision to do this helped Spain prosper and make him the richest king in
Both Portuguese and Spanish empires set up a highly developed system of monopolies and trade regulations to extract resources from colonies, which emphasized greatly the inequalities between those who were granted the monopolies and extraction rights, and those who were not. As a matter of fact, only a few chosen ports could export goods with vessels, and those vessels were the possession of a handful of Spanish merchants. Furthermore, local manufacturing industries were mainly prohibited because competing with goods imported from Spain, which strengthened internal inequalities. Second,
He had set out to conquer the western half of Europe and place it back into roman rule. He was able to capture and reinstall the Roman empire in Italy, some areas in Spain, North Africa, Ionia, Palestine, and Syria by 552 B.C. Only three years after the died in 565 , a tribe called the lombards invaded and took over Italy and eventually other lands as well. The Body of Civil Law were a set of coded Roman laws that were the building stones of the law in the empire and the western half of Europe until the year 1453. What Justinian achieved was groundbreaking, but it brought along consequences as well. The empire was difficult to manage since it was too large and were at a great distance from the capital of Constantinople.
Shakespeare used one element of the traditional tragic hero in which a person of noble birth is the tragic hero. Brutus fits this example of a tragic hero because Marcus Brutus’s ancestor Junius Brutus fought the Tarquin Kings, who were ruthless dictators and tyrants and kicked them off the throne and took away control of Rome from them long before the time Caesar. Junius then established the Roman government that was present in the time of Caesar. The government he founded made all Romans proud especially Marcus Brutus. “O, you and I have heard our fathers say, there was a Brutus once that would have brooked Th’ eternal devil to keep his state in Rome as easily as a king” (I.ii.158-161).
Julius Caesar was a very important figure to the Roman people because he basically created the Roman Empire by expanding Rome, relieving debt from the roman people, revising the calendar and crafting its imperial system. Julius Caesar created what was known as the Roman Empire by expanding the land Rome had to even more. Before Julius Caesar, the size of the Roman Empire was small but inevitably when Julius Caesar came into the position Rome was expanded quite largely. The first expansion was the conquest of Gaul or during the Gallic wars because once Caesar became governor of Gaul all that territory was associated with Rome. With this expansion it meant Rome was growing into a very important country.
Darius I shifted his forces to the bay at Marathon. Highly outnumbered, the Athenians boldly confronted and defeated the Persians and forced them to renounce further invasion plans. Xerxes, son of Darius now sought the blood of his enemies.
The Roman Empire and the United States of America both developed to be large and powerful civilizations in their time periods. With the Rome Empire being in power well a thousand years before the United States of America were even English colonies let alone a growing a country, you would think that the would be very different in all aspects. This is true for many aspects for the two civilizations, but a few aspects share similarities between the two. One of these aspect is the military policy that both civilizations had. The military policy that these two civilizations had impacted them in different and similar ways.