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Title: Punic Wars Rome v' Carthage


1
Punic Wars Rome v. Carthage
  • 264-146 B.C.

2
First Punic War 264-241 B.C.
  • Fought over control of Mediterranean
  • Rome wins
  • They take island of Sicily
  • Gained first province

3
Second Punic War 218-202 B.C.
  • Hannibal takes 60 elephants and 50,000 men
    through the alps and into Italy-
  • He ravages Italy for more than a decade-but never
    Rome

4
March of Hannibal
5
Hannibal and his elephant
6
..continued
  • Finally Scipio defeats Hannibal at Zama in 202
    B.C. (Scipio takes the war to Carthage)

7
Scipio
8
Third Punic War 149-146 B.C.
  • Carthage no longer a threat
  • Cato-Carthage must be destroyed
  • Rome burns Carthage, then they sow salt so that
    nothing will grow for a while

9
Results
  • Rome manages to defeat its 1 competition by
    keeping its composure

10
Understanding 1
  • After the victory over Carthage in the Punic
    Wars, Rome was able, over the next 100 years, to
    dominate the Mediterranean basin, leading to the
    diffusion of Roman culture

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Hannibal was a general from
  • Rome
  • Gaul
  • Briton
  • Carthage

13
The Punic Wars consisted of 5 major wars
  • Yes
  • No

14
When Rome won the first major war, what sea did
they take possession of?
  • Adriatic
  • Ionian
  • Mediterranean
  • Aegean

15
What General took this route to attack Rome?
  • Scipio
  • Helmicar
  • Julius Caesar
  • Hannibal

16
Was Rome attacked first during the third crusade
  • Yes
  • No

17
What major battle did Hannibal lose?
  • Actium
  • Cannae
  • Zama
  • None of the above

18
Hannibal was able to defeat the Roman Empire by
breaching the walls of Rome
  • Yes
  • No
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