Punic War

Roman Empire

The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage

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.