Control of the Mediterranean Sea was not the motive of the young Roman Republic when she first joined the battle with the idol-worshiping empire of Carthage in 265 B.C. More than a century later, however, Carthage was dust and Rome was becoming the undisputed power of the known world. Why did the citizen soldiers of an agrarian republic take down a mighty commercial empire? Who were Regulus and Scipio Africanus, and what was the Corvus? More importantly, what role do the Punic Wars play in Salvation History?
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