The Pride of the Punic Wars Essay by Master Researcher

The Pride of the Punic Wars
This paper discusses the Punic Wars and examines the notion of pride of the leaders involved.
# 84404 | 2,250 words | 5 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in History (Greek and Roman) , History (Leaders) , Political Science (General)

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This paper focuses on the pride of the participants in the Punic Wars; notably Hannibal Barca and Scipio. It discusses the wars and the tactics used. The writer looks at the leaders and the results of all three wars involved in the period. Through several resources within the paper the concept of pride is addressed as a mitigating factor for both leaders.

From the Paper:

"Lasting one hundred and eighteen years, the Punic Wars pitted two primary countries against each other - Carthage and Rome. Beginning after both countries were simultaneously called to the aid of Messina, the First Punic War began with a battle for Sicily. Referencing the Italian name for Carthaginian's, punici, (of Phoenician ancestry) the Punic Wars were named. In Sicily Carthage was suspected of plotting to gain control over the land, and the Roman sense of loyalty to all of its Italian lands was immense. Romans entered this battle against Carthage believing that this devotion to their country would allow them to prevail, for no other people knew what it meant to be consumed by such pride."

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