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, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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