Following Rome’s victories over Carthage and the Greek allies of Carthage, there were problems that many kingdoms and “wanna be” empires would be glad to have. After the demise of Carthage and Rome’s conquest of Greek areas in the Eastern Mediterranean, the main problem was what to do with all the wealth and power it had attained. Of course one could say a problem was “how to protect its war gotten gains”. History tells us that Rome had yet to begin to stretch its empire to even greater lengths. Ancient Rome’ s real problems developed centuries later when it had to do all it could to keep its empire.

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