Origin of Punic
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Foreign-policy experts rush to compare Libya to Bosnia, the Punic Wars, Iraq, Kosovo, Thermopylae, and so forth.
The oligarchy of parvenus which arose after the Punic wars could not be respected as the Roman senate had been.General Bramble|Andr Maurois
This assembly was reorganized some time before the Punic Wars.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States|James Hamilton Lewis
They were deployed in a long, straight line, overlapping the wings of the Punic army in order to completely encompass it.Salammbo|Gustave Flaubert
Another recent find is the unearthed Roman palace built up over an old Punic burial-place.In the Land of Mosques & Minarets|Francis Miltoun
The Romans took it during the second Punic war, on which occasion the great Archimedes lost his life.A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence|Cornelius Tacitus
Word Origin for Punic
"pertaining to Carthage," 1530s, from Latin Punicus, earlier Poenicus "Carthaginian," originally "Phoenician" (adj.), Carthage having been founded as a Phoenician colony, from Poenus (n.), from Greek Phoinix "Phoenician" (see Phoenician). Carthaginians were proverbial among the Romans as treacherous and perfidious. Punic Wars were three wars between the Romans and the Carthaginians fought 264-146 B.C.E. Related: Punical (early 15c.).