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If you know anything about Ancient Rome then you know there was lots of fighting. Whether it was fighting in a civil war or fighting to expand/defend the Kingdom, Republic, or Empire, Rome rarely rested on its laurels.
The First Punic War (264–241 BC) was fought partly on land in Sicily and Africa, but was largely a naval war. It began as a local conflict in Sicily between Hiero II of Syracuse and the Mamertines of Messina.
Carthage spent the years following the war improving its finances and expanding its colonial empire in Hispania under the militaristic Barcid family. Rome’s attention was mostly concentrated on the Illyrian Wars.
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