264 BCE - 241 BCE
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264 BCE - 241 BCE: First Punic War. Carthage cedes Sicily to Rome.
247 BCE: Hamilcar Barca raids southern Italy and then lands on Sicily during the First Punic War.
244 BCE: Hamilcar Barca captures Eryx on Sicily during the First Punic War.
241 BCE - 238 BCE: The rebellion of the mercenaries: Unpaid mercenaries under the leadership of Mathos and Spendios rebel against Carthage. Despite a peace treaty, Rome seizes the opportunity to strip Carthage of Sardinia and Corsica.
237 BCE: Hamilcar Barca arrives in southern Spain to expand Carthage's interests there. He makes his base at Gades and founds Acra Leuce.