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The distance between Rome and Tunis (which is where Carthage was) as the crow flies is 600 kilometres (373 miles). If you sail around Sicily, as it is often done, to go there the sailing distance would be longer. Tunisia is close to Sicily, which was a Roman territory. The ferry ride from Trapani in western Sicily to Tunis is 218 km (136 miles).

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approvimately 585 km.

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What did Carthage give Rome?

Carthage did not give anyone to Rome. Rome captured prisoners of war, but they were not actually given to her by Carthage. Rome demanded that Carthage surrender Hannibal to her, but he fled into exile in the eastern Mediterranean.

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What significant issue gave cause to the Second Punic War?

In 237 BCE Rome took the excuse of a revolt by mercenaries to seize control of Corsica and Sardinia in breach of the treaty which ended the First Punic War with Carthage. Carthage began to conquer Spain over the next seven years, but signed a treaty with Rome in 226 BCE not to go north of the Ebro River. In 220 BCE the Cartaginians captured Saguntum, which was within the Ebro limit, but Rome used this as an excuse to declare war to confront an increasingly confident and expansionary Carthage.

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Why was the city-state of Carthage a threat to ancient Rome?

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The Punic Wars began over a dispute of this island?

The Punic Wars, a series of far-ranging and fierce hostilities between Rome and Carthage in ancient times, initially began in a dispute centered on the island of Sicily. Local powers on that island, fighting each other, reached out for help from larger powers to their north and south. Those powers, Rome and Carthage, soon came to blows with each other on both land and sea in what has come to be known as the First Punic War.

How did war in Rome lead to the creation of an empire?

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More war - Rome would not have given up on its ambitions as a world power. It would have had to keep on trying to defeat Carthage as they were irreconcilable enemies and contesting for dominance in the Western Mediterranean. One had to win eventually and eliminate the strength of the other.As it turned out, Carthage was defeated, and Rome sought to paralyse Carthage with a fifty-year financial penalty, which would have prevented them hiring their usual mercenary armies. Rome miscalculated - the Carthaginians were such successful traders that they paid off the indemnity within ten years and so, in Roman eyes, once again became a threat. Rome kept pushing the Carthaginians to war again by using North African proxies to attack them, so in due course an excuse came to attack Carthage once again and impose the final solution - levelling of the city and selling the people into slavery.

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