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					The Roman Empire
            Rome Expands

   Italy, 267 B.C.

   New Enemy
       Carthage
                 Carthage

   North Africa & Southern Spain
   Founded by the Phoenicians
   Trading Empire
       Rich through trade
   Powerful Navy
         The First Punic War

   Sicily, 264 B.C.
       Italian island
   Purpose:
       To prevent the takeover of Sicily
   Need for a navy
   Rome victorious in 241 B.C.
The Second Punic War
   Carthage expands into Spain
   Rome comes to Spain’s defense
   Carthage led by Hannibal, 281 B.C.
                 Hannibal
   Took the war to Italy



   46,000 men



   Fought on horseback and elephants
The Alps

   Severe Cold
       Frostbitten
   Hunger
   Mountain Tribes

   Half of Hannibal’s forces killed
             Major Battles

   Battle of Cannae, 216 B.C.
       Carthage victorious


   Scipio
       Battle of Zama
       Carthage gives up Spain to Rome
         The Third Punic War

   Carthage Burns to the Ground
   50,000 men, women, and children
    enslaved
   Salted the earth
       No crops would grow

				
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