Many people are not aware of the Carthaginian Empire like they are the Roman Empire. However, Carthage was an adversary to the Romans that nearly bested them in the Second Punic War. The Carthaginian Empire was founded by the Phoenicians and included the North African coast, Southern Spain, and several islands in the Mediterranean, including Corsica, Sardinia, and parts of Sicily. The city of Carthage was founded in 814 BC along the Mediterranean in what is present day Tunisia (Roman-empire.net, n.d.). The city was built where it had access to the riches of the seas but also was easily protected.
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.
Rome began to grow rich and powerful in a few hundred years. By 117 AD, The Roman Empire had expanded to all of Italy, lots of land around the Mediterranean, Europe, and parts of Scotland as well. They were able to conquer all this land due to their powerful army. And with conquering many countries far away without transportation, Rome’s army would march up to 40km a day!
They did not allow it, so Columbus found a place for his ships to safely anchor while all but one of the ships in the fleet sank. Christopher Columbus was an incredible explorer, but just became too greedy with each voyage he went on. His rediscovery led other countries to begin sending their own explorers, all trying to claim land in Americas. Columbus took a huge step for the world of exploration, even though he may not have realized how great it really was at the time. No matter how bad he may have been, he was one of the greatest explorers during that
Carthage and Rome were two great rivals of the west who also almost equal in strength and resources, situated of the western Mediterranean and Italian Peninsula. Firstly, it is very important to know that Rome 's relations with Carthage down to 264 B.C.E. had been friendly. The two powers had even allied around 500 B.C.E. against the Etruscans.
If Caesar would've just killed him then and there, he could have stopped an eight year war from happening. Julius Caesar started several wars to expand Rome’s land. The Gallic War and Caesar’s Civil War. The Gallic War took place in what is now France in 58 BC - 51 BC. The Gallic War ended in September 52 BC at the Battle of Alesia.
Carthage was ruined when the wars ended. In the first war, Rome wanted to break Carthage’s control of the islands that enabled it to control all of Western Mediterranean. The second Punic was basically to decide the fate of Rome. It was mostly about the rivalry between Rome and Carthage. The last war was all about Carthage’s attempt to gain liberty.
HIST 1421: GREEK AND ROMAN CIVILIZATION Unit 5 written Assignment University of the People Term 5(2016-2017) Trace how Carthage became almost the equal of Rome. Be sure to show the strength of both and how this conflict led to Rome becoming a naval power. Introduction: The history of the Ancient empires, there were three Ancient historic Punic wars, which been designated within Carthage and Roman. This battle took place over almost a century, starting in 264 B.C. finally finished and concluding with the end of Carthage in 146 B.C (Morey, 1901).
For example, the Ottoman Empire controlled the land surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, and the Baltic Sea thus was a part of a large sea trade network (doc 4). As a result, ideas and inventions were spread to this empire that improved people’s lives. Additionally, the Ottoman’s sphere of influence increased as well as they came in contact with other civilizations and further spread Islam. Furthermore, their economy grew and became wealthier as a larger amount of goods were entering the market and there was an increase in the exchange of products due to trade with multiple other empires. In addition, eastern coastal African towns like Mozambique, Zimbabawe, and Mogadishu were located along the sea network that connected India, Arabia and Africa, where exotic goods like animal skins, gold, and ivory were traded (doc 10b).