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1púnicothe Punic Wars — las Guerras Púnicas
- After the Second Punic War, the Roman domination of Portugal began.
- In Carthage, a colony established in present-day Tunisia, the Punic version of their alphabet continued in use until the 3c AD.
- The Septimii were of Punic origin, his mother's family of Italian descent.
- The Punic and Macedonian Wars of the 3rd and 2nd centuries B.C. had kept Roman soldiers away from Rome for years at a time.
- Spies from Rome And Carthage both trying to get the upper hand, clash between Punic trade mentality and Roman militancy.
- When Tyre fell under the domination of Assyria, a Punic (western Phoenicians) trading empire was established based on the former Phoenician colonies in the western Mediterranean.
- The book was entitled "The Experience of Battle in the Second Punic War."
- Old Punic legends seemed to linger in the palm-fringed gardens below the palace wall.
- It was still natural for the son to give thanks to a Punic god and to express himself solely in the Punic language.
- An expeditionary force caused the Punic (the Roman word for Carthaginian) fleet to withdraw and that could well have been that.
- Between the Punic and Roman periods the first episode of economic specialization and a link with international commercial networks occurred.
- The era of the Roman Republic falls between 509 B.C. and the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C. Rome under the Republic consolidated its power both at home and abroad, especially during the Punic and Macedonian Wars.
- In 149 the tribesmen again raided, but this time a Punic army followed them and destroyed their camps.
- But on the flanks were the cavalry for both contestants, and the Punic cavalry defeated the Roman.
- The Punic power fell, because there is in this materialism a mad indifference to real thought.
- On the island you can still see Phoenician settlements, Punic cities, Greek temples, Roman amphitheatres, Norman Arab castles and Aragonese churches.
- During the second Punic war between Rome and Carthage, Syracuse was held by the mercenary Hippocrates for the Carthaginians.
- The Punic admiral's retreat was ill-received at home, and Carthage responded with a larger force, prying out the Romans.
- The Second Punic War began in Spain.
- The bilingual inscriptions and the assimilation of Punic and Roman gods represented on them point to a process of cultural adaptation far from complete when Apuleius was in Tripolitania.
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