A Companion to the Punic Wars (Blackwell Companions to the by Dexter Hoyos

By Dexter Hoyos

A significant other to the Punic Wars bargains a finished new survey of the 3 wars fought among Rome and Carthage among 264 and 146 BC.

  • Offers a large survey of the Punic Wars from various perspectives
  • Features contributions from a great solid of foreign students with unrivalled expertise
  • Includes chapters on army and naval thoughts, recommendations, logistics, and Hannibal as a charismatic basic and leader
  • Gives balanced assurance of either Carthage and Rome

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The archaic Latin inscription found under the Lapis Niger in the Forum, and to a lesser extent the fourth-century Etruscan tomb at Vulci (often known as the François Tomb), illustrate that Rome was indeed ruled by individuals exercising some sort of legitimate authority. While the tomb features a painting of Mastarna and the brothers Vibenna, proving only that people in the early Republican period believed the kings to have existed, the Lapis Niger inscription is more conclusive as it is possibly as early as 600 and clearly mentions a recs, archaic for rex (king).

Finally, in 305 the Romans scored crushing victories in the Ager Falernus in Campania and at Bovianum in Samnium. The following year the legions marched into Samnite territory almost unopposed and, after causing much destruction, forced a peace. Both sides were exhausted; thus the treaty was not overly harsh and the Samnites retained some power. In the end the Samnites, although possibly as militaristic as the Romans, were wholly outmatched when it came to resources. The years 298–290 would come to be known as the Third Samnite War, but this was by and large a rebellion of Rome’s subjects in Etruria and Umbria, who were joined by the Gauls and Samnites.

In general see Cornell 1995, 256–262; A. 2, 212–225; Nicolet 1980, 224–226; Staveley 1972, 129–131; Taylor 1966, 59–64, 74–76. Praetor maximus: Twelve Tables apud Festus 518L; Cinc. fr. 5–8; Brennan 2000, 20–23; Cornell 1995, 227–230. Decemviri: Cic. Rep. 1; Cornell 1995, 272–6. 8. Military tribunes with supreme authority: Diod. H. 1; MRR 52–3, 66–114. In general see Stewart 1998, 52–111. 73. H. 9; Plautus, Miles 11–12. 12/2/2010 9:23:56 PM The Rise of Rome to 264 27 18. Victory over Veii: Diod.

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