Punic Wars

plural noun

the three wars waged by Rome against Carthage, 264–241, 218–201, and 149–146 b.c., resulting in the destruction of Carthage and the annexation of its territory by Rome.



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British Dictionary definitions for Punic Wars

Punic Wars

pl n

three wars (264–241 bc, 218–201 bc, and 149–146 bc), in which Rome crushed Carthaginian power, destroying Carthage itself
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Cultural definitions for Punic Wars

Punic Wars
[ (pyooh-nik) ]

Three wars between ancient Carthage and Rome in the third and second centuries b.c. Hannibal led the forces of Carthage in the second Punic War. Carthage was destroyed after the third Punic War.

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