Rome’s wars in the west (206 –101 BC)
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I. Conflicts on the Iberian Peninsula, 206–154 BC

In the atmosphere of tension between Rome and Carthage, the interests of both powers clashed after the 1st Punic War (264–241) on the resource-rich Iberian Peninsula. The Carthaginians, driven by economic need, were led by t…

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Olshausen, E., “Rome’s wars in the west (206 –101 BC)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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