Talk:Punic Wars

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page break (arbitrary)[edit]

Since the map depicted in the article refers to ancient times can it name SPAIN as HISPANIA (the then name of the region) just as France is referred to as GAUL (in fact it should be GALLIA). This way people will also get information about ancient names of these regions. --Apoorv Khurasia 12.04.07

Losing siege engines in the Alps?[edit]

Do any primary sources indicate that Hannibal lost siege engines in the Alps? Nothing that I have read ever indicated that his army contained a siege train, and it seems far-fetched and impractical that Hannibal would have his men drag bulky, cumbersome siege engines all the way from southeastern Spain over the Alps into Italy. Besides, Hannibal's plan was not to annihilate the city of Rome itself, but rather to separate Rome from its allies by exposing Roman weakness in battle. If he needed siege engines, why wouldn't Hannibal simply have them built in Italy by his anti-Roman allies? Siege engines crossing the Alps? I have never heard of this, although maybe someone could correct me. Elephants yes, but I have never heard of siege engines in Hannibal's march. Lazenby certainly doesn't mention any siege engines... did Livy or Polybius mention them?

Something's missing[edit]

In the second paragraph of the article I see this sentence: "With the end of the — which ran concurrently with the Punic Wars — and the defeat of the Seleucid King Antiochus III the Great in the Roman–Syrian War (Treaty of Apamea, 188 BC) in the eastern sea, Rome emerged as the dominant Mediterranean power . . . " Something's missing right before the first m-dash -- "With the end of the XX." What should go there? Thuvan Dihn (talk) 22:45, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Where is the major berber involvement on the Phoenician thus creating the Punic language[edit]

Where are the major involvement of the berbers ( called numidians, moors, mauri´s, berbers, Libyans' The origin of Punic isn´t Carthage but Phoenicians who where a minority creating a society with the majority berbers talking a new language called PUNIC. Fucking racist bullshit motherfuckers.

What an astounding intellectual contribution! Rather than provide citations for the claims made, then editing the article with the citations, you come here and begin some odd rant, lousy with profanity. I'm quite certain that your mother and father are proud of you.Wzrd1 (talk) 17:56, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

replacement proposal[edit]

Rome and Carthage possession changes during the Punic Wars.
  Carthage possessions
  Rome possessions

Hi everybody, I made an animated gif showing how Rome and Carthage's possessions changed during the three Punic Wars. Maybe it could help to have an overview about what happened in these three wars. I noticed that the current image Carthaginianempire.PNG is focused only on the carthaginian situation, so I think that looking at the entire timespan from both sides may improve the understanding of the events. What do you think? I'm open to suggestions or improvements to the animation. Agata brr (talk) 22:23, 24 November 2015 (UTC)