The Carthaginians had naval bases and trading ports in western Sicily, Sardinia and Ibiza (Balearic Islands). They also acquired Corsica when the naval power of the Etruscans faded. The Carthafginians and Etruscans allied to defeated the Phoecan Greeks in a READ MORE
The western Mediterranean, to the west of Sicily, which lies at theeastern edge of the wester basin of the Mediterranean.
It had sailing galleys which were used to escort and protect itstrading ships and trading stations in the Western Mediterranean.
Cartage was verywealthy because she controlled the coasts of north-western Africaand southern Spain and controlled the trade between this part ofthe western Mediterranean and the eastern Mediterranean. Shemanufactured low quality goods which she sold in Africa and Spain.She bought tin, READ MORE
Ribichini, Sergio (1988). “Beliefs and Religious Life”. In Moscati,Sabatino. The Phoenicians. ISBN 0896598926
Many historians believe that the people of Carthage originated inthe Eastern Mediterranean Sea. They were a Semitic people who werecommercial traders and established ports and towns along theMediterranean Sea. They were from Phoenicia
Carthage was a powerful city state empire in the period before the first Punic War and also in the 2nd Punic War. Although they often had Carthage born military commanders such as Hannibal and Hamilcar, the military consisted of paid READ MORE
The ancient Roman republic’s legions were primarily infantry troopswho had a large stake in defeating Carthage because they were landowners. As land owners they had a clear stake in preserving theirwealth and defeating foreign threats. As mentioned earlier, theRoman military READ MORE