By Nigel Bagnall
The 3 Punic Wars lasted over a hundred years, among 264 BC and 146 BC. They represented a fight for supremacy within the Mediterranean among the bludgeoning land energy of Rome, bent on imperial conquest, and the good maritime energy of Carthage with its colonies and buying and selling posts unfold round the Mediterranean. This e-book unearths how the dramas and tragedies of the Punic Wars exemplify many political and army classes that are as suitable this day as while Hannibal and Scipio Africanus fought to figure out the process heritage within the Mediterranean.
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