The second punic war or the hannibalic war lasted sixteen years from 218 bc to 202 bc and was fought between the two major powers of rome and carthage as the second in the series of three wars between the two nations, the hannibalic war was a war of great struggle that filled all of rome with fear. You have learned five 'causes' of the second punic war – but whom do you blame. First punic war (264–241 bc) the seeds of the first punic war had been sown in the 280s bc when a small band of unemployed italian mercenaries, known as the mamertines or the sons of mars, occupied the strategic town of messana in northwest sicily situated on the narrow straight the separates sicily from italy, messana. Saguntum was a city about one-hundred miles south of the ebro river along the east coast of spain during the 220 bc decade, saguntum fell into civil war however, saguntum had fides, a mutual relationship in which forces would not harm each other and would often help each other in times of struggle.
We must therefore look on the first considerations i have mentioned as the causes of the war against persia, the second as its pretext and alexander's crossing to asia as its beginning 7 similarly it is evident that the cause of the war between antiochus and the romans was the anger of the aetolians, who (as i above stated) looking upon. The immediate cause of the second punic war was the saguntine affair, which polybius prefers to regard as the first incident in, rather than a cause of, the war the question at issue was whether by attacking saguntum hannibal violated any treaty with rome 16 patriotic roman annalists (eg livy. Second punic war where hannibal is the primary carthaginian commander throughout, whereas the romans had more than a dozen commanders carthage meted out severe punishments to generals who failed in their mission, even if through events beyond their control, with several commanders suffering death by cruciﬁxion11 in contrast, rome.
Posts about second punic war written by jona lendering. The mercenary war & the second punic war the mercenary war (240-237 bc) carthage had to pay its mercenary soldiers after the first punic war, even though carthage lost the war to rome rome forced carthage to pay for damages after the war, so carthage had very little left to pay the mercenaries. Elements of bias in polybius’ treatment of the first and second punic wars by kyle pope hist 506 dr carolyn nelson 9/24/99 corrected úpqloö^ cfilplcö^ €pq k €h m^o^abfuj⁄qsk history is philosophy from examples — dionysius of halicarnassus, ars rhetorica 112 identifying bias in the work of any historical writer is not an easy task. Livy, book 21-25 the second punic war translated into english with notes by alfred john church and william jackson brodribb item preview.
The second punic war, also referred to as the hannibalic war and (by the romans) the war against hannibal, lasted from 218 to 201 bc  and involved combatants in the western and eastern mediterraneanthis was the second major war between carthage and the roman republic and its allied italic socii, with the crucial participation of. Second punic: 218-201bc was fought when hannibal wanted revenge for the heavy indemnities rome imposed on carthage after rome won the first punic war hannibal attacked the city of saguntum, which rome claimed was its ally hannibal then crossed the alps and attacked italy. Top 10 biggest events of 2nd punic war between rome and carthage the second punic war continued for a century. Livy, “the second punic war: the threat from hannibal ” carthaginian expansion in spain led to the second punic war (218-201) the carthaginian army was led by hannibal (247-183), whose military genius impressed and frightened rome, hannibal brought the battle to rome by leading his seasoned army, including war elephants, across the alps into.
Depiction of hannibal and his army crossing the alps during the second punic war during the mid-3rd century bc, carthage was a large city located on the coast of modern tunisia founded by the phoenicians in the mid-9th century bc, it was a powerful thalassocratic city-state with a vast commercial network. When looking at the second punic war and why the anger of hamilcar barca was attributed by poluybius to its outbreak we must take the following into account. 6 the causes of the second punic war the immediate cause of the second punic war was the saguntine affair, which polybius prefers to regard as the first incident in, rather than a cause of, the war. The first punic war was basically the early roman empire deciding that the carthaginian empire's expansion into sicily was too close for comfort.
Hannibal's war was the second punic war - a war he sought with rome - to the general dismay and disapproval of carthage this was had its roots in the first punic war, and in particular the hatred of hannibal's father for rome, resulting from his defeat in. The second punic war (aka the hannibalic war) was fought between carthage and rome between 218 and 201 bce while the first punic war had been fought largely over control of sicily, the second punic war involved confrontations in spain, italy, sicily, sardinia, and north africa.
Second punic war: second punic war, second (218–201 bce) in a series of wars between the roman republic and the carthaginian (punic) empire that resulted in roman hegemony over the western mediterranean in the years after the first punic war, rome wrested corsica and sardinia from carthage and forced carthaginians. The cause of the second punic war is an issue of some great debate polybius is someone who gives a very good account of the events that led to the war, blaming the carthaginians for causing the war. Chapter xv the second punic war (bc 218-201) from saguntum to cannae (bc 218-216), i —from cannae to the metaurus (bc 216-207), ii—from the metaurus to zama (bc 207-201), iii i from saguntum to cannae (bc 218-216) beginning of the war in spain—the second punic war, which now followed, was to decide the fate of rome, and perhaps of europe its real cause.