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Hanno the Great

Punic Wars - Punic Wars Decoration


The Roman generals of the Punic Wars played critical roles in Rome's military campaigns against Carthage, shaping the course of these significant conflicts. Here is an overview of some of the key Roman generals and their contributions during the three Punic Wars:

First Punic War (264-241 BCE)

Marcus Atilius Regulus

Gaius Lutatius Catulus

Second Punic War (218-201 BCE)

Publius Cornelius Scipio (Scipio Africanus)

Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus (Cunctator)

Gaius Terentius Varro

Marcus Claudius Marcellus

Third Punic War (149-146 BCE)

Scipio Aemilianus (Scipio Africanus the Younger)


The Roman generals of the Punic Wars exhibited a range of strategic approaches and military tactics, contributing to Rome's ultimate success over Carthage. Their campaigns not only shaped the outcomes of the wars but also influenced Roman military doctrine and the expansion of the Roman Republic.


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