Punic Wars

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Punic Wars

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(Historical Terms) 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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Pu′nic Wars′


n.pl.
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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Punic Wars

A series of conflicts between Carthage and Rome 264–146 BC.
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