The First and Second Punic Wars
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These maps deal with the 1st and 2nd Punic Wars, military conflicts in pursuit of primacy in the western Mediterranean fought between Rome and Carthage. Before 264 BC, the relationship between the two powers was one of peaceful coexistence, their respective sphere of influence precisely defined by several treaties (509 BC, several in the 4th cent. BC). However, the situation changed radically wi…

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Wittke, A.-M., “The First and Second Punic Wars”, 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 24 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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