Third Punic War
Jun 1, 2004
Closing out the Punic Wars and Expansion chapter, we inevitably come to the Third Punic War. Despite Roman victory in the Second War, relations between Rome and Carthage continued to be strained over the next half century. Developments in the east and in Spain kept Rome’s focus away from Africa, allowing Carthage to slowly rebuild an economic foundation. By the mid 2nd Century BC the call of “Carthago Delende Est” (Carthage must be destroyed), by Cato the Censor, was the rallying cry that finally bought Carthage to its knees.