Carthage *Carthage is in modern day Tunisia near the capital city of Tunis in North Africa. *Carthage dominated the Mediterranean world for over 600 years. *Roots in Phoenicians…4th century BC Empire dominating the Mediterranean. *By 650 BC nobody messes with Carthage who were wealthy. (Population 300,000) *For two centuries Carthage dominated the Mediterranean. But a rival across
the sea to the north was developing into a military power…Rome. Start @ 15:30 into film.
Why are Rome and Carthage in conflict over Sicily?
*Rome saw Carthage as a spear pointed right at the heart of Rome that had to be taken out.
*Punic Wars named after the Latin word Punici = Rome’s word for the Phoenicians.