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, 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 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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