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580 BCE - 376 BCE: Carthage and Greece fight for dominance in Sicily.
 
 
539 BCE: Etruscan & Carthaginian alliance expels the Greeks from Corsica.
 
500 BCE: Carthage expands into southern Spain.
 
 
480 BCE: Tyrant of Syracuse Gelon defeats the Carthaginians at the battle of Himera.
 
406 BCE: Agrigento is attacked and destroyed by Carthage.
 
 
341 BCE: Timoleon defeats a Carthaginian army at the battle of Crimisus in Sicily.
 
 
311 BCE: A Carthaginian army defeats Agathocles of Syracuse near Gela, Sicily.
 
 
309 BCE: Syracuse defeats a Carthaginian army in Sicily and kills their general Hamilcar.
 
 
307 BCE: Carthage defeats the army of Agathocles of Syracuse led by Archagathus while Agathocles is in Sicily.
 
 
264 BCE - 241 BCE: First Punic War. Carthage cedes Sicily to Rome.
 
263 BCE: Antaros and 3000 Celts fight with Carthage in the First Punic War.
 
255 BCE: A Carthaginain army led by the mercenary Spartan commander Xanthippus defeats two Roman legions near Tunis during the First Punic War.
 
250 BCE: A Carthaginian army led by Hasdrubal is defeated by Roman consul Metellus near Palermo in the First Punic War.
 
 
247 BCE: Hamilcar Barca raids southern Italy and then lands on Sicily during the First Punic War.
 
237 BCE: Hamilcar Barca arrives in southern Spain to expand Carthage's interests there. He makes his base at Gades and founds Acra Leuce.
 
229 BCE: Hasdrubal takes command of Carthage's armies in Spain.
 
221 BCE: Hannibal takes command of Carthage's armies in Spain.
 
219 BCE: Hannibal crosses the Ebro river in Spain and sacks the city of Saguntum, Rome's ally, sparking off the Second Punic War.
 
218 BCE: Hannibal wins the battle of Ticinus.
 
218 BCE: Hannibal wins the battle of Trebia.
 
218 BCE: Hannibal leaves Spain to cross the Pyrenees and Alps into Italy.
 
 
218 BCE - 202 BCE: Second Punic War.
 
217 BCE: Hannibal wins the battle of Lake Trasimene.
 
216 BCE: "Hannibal ante portas." Hannibal directly threatens the city of Rome, but cannot advance due to lack of supplies and reinforcements.
 
216 BCE: Hannibal wins the battle of Cannae, the worst defeat in Roman history.
 
215 BCE: A Carthaginian army led by Hasdrubal is defeated at the battle of Ibera in Spain.
 
212 BCE: A Carthaginian army is defeated in Sicily by a Roman army led by Marcellus. Syracuse falls to Rome who now control the island.
 
209 BCE: Scipio Africanus captures the Carthaginian base and treasury Carthago Nova in southern Spain.
 
207 BCE: Hannibal, harassed by Roman forces, is reduced to controlling only Bruttium in southern Italy.
 
207 BCE: Rome defeats a Carthaginian army at the battle of Metaurus.
 
206 BCE: Scipio Africanus wins the battle of Ilipa in Spain.
 
 
206 BCE - 205 BCE: The Romans conquer Gades. End of the Carthaginian presence on the Iberian Peninsula.
 
204 BCE - 203 BCE: Scipio Africanus wins two battles and besieges Utica in North Africa.
 
203 BCE: Carthaginian commander Mago is unable to join forces with Hannibal and his army is defeated in Cisalpine Gaul.
 
203 BCE: Scipio Africanus attacks the two camps of Syphax and Gisgo in North Africa and destroys their armies.
 
203 BCE: Scipio Africanus defeats a Carthaginian army led by Hasdrubal in North Africa.
 
203 BCE: Hannibal is recalled from Italy to defend Carthage against Scipio Africanus.
 
202 BCE: Battle of Zama: Scipio Africanus defeats Hannibal, ending the Second Punic War.
 
150 BCE: A Carthaginian army attacks Numidia, breaking the peace treaty agreed with Rome and sparking the Third Punic War.
 
149 BCE - 146 BCE: Third Punic War.
 
149 BCE: Rome sends an army of 80,000 infantry and 4,000 cavalry to attack Carthage.
 
147 BCE: Scipio Africanus the Younger takes over command of the siege of Carthage and builds a mole to block its harbour.
 
146 BCE: Scipio Africanus the Younger sacks Carthage and enslaves its population.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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