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Because its bigest enimies were defeted and out of their way

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Was Rome able to expand so extensively after 146 bc?

Because its bigest enimies were defeted and out of their way

When did Rome capture Carthage?

146 BCE.

When did Rome fight in the Punic Wars?

Rome fought Carthage from 264 BC to 146 BC .

How many miles between siena and rome?

146 miles

What lands were conquered by Rome in 146 BC?

146 BCE saw the defeat of Carthage, Macedon and the Corinthian league. Rome destroyed Carthage and Corinth, and annexed north Africa and Macedon.

Greek city state burned by Rome in 146 BC?

The city-stated burned by Rome is Corinth.

Many of the aspects of which two cultures were combined following a military conquest in 146 BC?


Did Rome ever go into Carthage?

Yes, when it captured the city in 146 BCE.

Who did Rome beat in the Punic Wars 264 BC to 146 BC?


Greek city-state burned by Rome in 146 bc?

The city was Corinth

When were he Greeks conquered by the Romans?

Rome annexed mainland Greece in 146 BC

When did Rome conquer Carthage and Africa?

Carthage fell to Rome for the final time in 146 BCE and with came Africa which was then governed from Utica.