Romans And Mediterranean Conquest

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Romans and Mediterranean Conquest

The first conflict engaged the Roman's out-of-doors of Italy, was the starting of the Roman conquest of the Mediterranean, and continued more than two decades. The second was a hard conflict that produced in huge deficiency for the Romans in both material and manpower. The third was for reprisal and the Romans eventually decimated their acrid enemy. (Eckstein 167)

The city-state of Carthage, which directed North Africa and south Spain, controlled the western Mediterranean. To take command over this locality as well, Rome battled Carthage and finally won. As Rome's community grew, its armed detachment furthermore amplified in size and strength. Under the leadership of determined generals, Rome's highly taught soldiers set out to conquer new territories one by one. As Rome's command over its friends amplified, its heritage and language proceeded to disperse into Spain and Greece. By the end of the second 100 years B.C., the Romans directed most of the land surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The very vintage Romans even called the Mediterranean mare nostrum (MAH•ray NO•strum), which means “our sea.”  The utmost naval power of the Mediterranean in the third 100 years BC was the North African town of Carthage beside up to date day Tunis. The Carthaginians were orginally Phoenicians and Carthage was a colony founded by the Phoenician capital town of Tyre in the ninth 100 years BC; the phrase "Carthage" means, in Phoenician, "the New City." The Phoenicians, although, were conquered by the Assyrians in the seventh 100 years BC, and then conquered by the Persians; an unaligned Phoenician state would not ever afresh emerge in the Middle East. Carthage, although, remained. Since Phoenicia no longer lived as an unaligned state, that intended that Carthage was no longer a colony, but a completely functioning unaligned state. While the Romans were gradually expanding their command over the Italian peninsula, the Carthaginians were expanding their domain over most of North Africa. ...
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