An Introduction to the Punic Wars - Ancient Rome vs. Carthage

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 21 August 2023

Did you know that Carthage lost the Punic Wars primarily by not supporting its troops? This video is all about the Punic Wars between Carthage and Rome and how the Carthaginians were defeated, mainly, by their refusal to support their generals and resupply the troops.

The Punic Wars were a series of conflicts fought between Carthage and Rome between 264 BCE and 146 BCE.
As the history of the conflict was written by Roman authors, they labeled them collectively as 'The Punic Wars' which refers to:
- First Punic War (264-241 BCE)
- Second Punic War (218-201 BCE)
- Third Punic War (149-146 BCE)

Rome won all three of these wars, allowing the Romans to dominate the Mediterranean region which had previously been controlled by Carthage. Prior to the conflict, Carthage had grown from a small port-of-call to the richest and most powerful city in the Mediterranean region before 260 BCE. She had a powerful navy, a mercenary army, and, through tribute, tariffs, and trade, enough wealth to do as she pleased.

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— CHAPTERS —
0:00​ Introduction
0:48 What are the Punic Wars?
2:07 The Lead up to the Conflict
3:39 The First Punic War (264 - 2421 BCE)
7:01 The Second Punic War (218-201 BCE)
12:59 The Third Punic War (149-146 BCE)
14:46 Outro

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Punic Wars
https://www.worldhistory.org/Punic_Wars/
First Punic War
https://www.worldhistory.org/First_Punic_War/
Second Punic War
https://www.worldhistory.org/Second_Punic_War/
Third Punic War
https://www.worldhistory.org/Third_Punic_War/
Carthaginian Naval Warfare
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About the Author

Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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Macquire, K. (2023, August 21). An Introduction to the Punic Wars - Ancient Rome vs. Carthage. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3026/an-introduction-to-the-punic-wars---ancient-rome-v/

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