Punic Wars

(redirected from Carthaginian Wars)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
Related to Carthaginian Wars: Punic Wars

Punic Wars

pl n
(Historical Terms) three wars (264–241 bc, 218–201 bc, and 149–146 bc), in which Rome crushed Carthaginian power, destroying Carthage itself

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.

Punic Wars

A series of conflicts between Carthage and Rome 264–146 BC.
References in periodicals archive ?
It was one of the lowlights of studying Livy's history of the Carthaginian wars with the headmaster:
Trissino's most significant cultural contribution was the Hellenization of Italian drama, achieved almost solely through his masterpiece, the blank-verse tragedy Sofonisba (written 1514-15; published 1524; first performed 1562), based on a story about the Carthaginian wars by the Roman historian Livy and employing the dramatic techniques of Sophocles and Euripides.