The First Punic War
At the start of the first Punic War, Carthage was the dominant power of the Western metiderranean
The first second and third Punic War
The First Punic War (264–241) BC
Were they fought
They fought partly on land in Sicily and Africa but was largely a naval war. The Romans sent a garrison to secure Messina, so the outraged Carthaginians then lent aid to Syracuse.