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Punic Wars (220-146BC)

The Punic Wars were a series of three conflicts fought between the Mediterranean super powers of the ancient world, Rome and Carthage. From 264-146BC, these two powers fought bitter battles over control of Sicily and the sea trade of the Mediterranean, and in this maelstrom some of history’s greatest generals are found; Hannibal of Carthage and Scipio of Rome. The Punic Wars escalated into a conflict for survival that ended in the final defeat and destruction of Carthage, and the ascendency of Rome.