Conflict in Sicily between Rome and Carthage sparks the First Punic War.
Rome's first naval win against the Carthaginian Navy. The Roman fleet sinks 50 Carthaginian ships with the help of the newly invented corvus.
The Greeks help Rome to build a fleet of 120 ships in just 60 days to defeat the illustrious Carthaginian Navy. Also the invention of the corvus, a long battle bridge used to board enemy ships.
The Roman Navy suffered a huge defeat by Carthage at Drepana and lost almost its entire fleet of ships. http://www.mindserpent.com/American_History/introduction/bg/249_bce_drepana.jpg
Roman naval victory over Carthage in the Aegates Islands leads to the end of the First Punic War. Sicily becomes Rome's first foreign province.
Hamilcar Barca, the Carthaginian commander, arrives in Spain to expand Carthaginian territory.
Hannibal (Hamilcar Barca's son) crosses the Alps with his elephants. Hannibal was one of the greatest military leaders in history. Second Punic War begins.
Hannibal destroys the Roman army at Cannae in the most severe defeat ever suffered by Rome.
Scipio defeated the remaining Carthaginian forces in Spain, which placed Spain under Roman control.
Hannibal is moved from Italy to defend Carthage against Scipio Africanus.
Scipio Africanus decisively defeats Hannibal at the Battle of Zama. Carthaginians brought 80 elephants to the battle. This ends the Second Punic War.
Carthaginian army attacks Numidia and breaks the peach treaty agreed to with Rome.
Rome sends 80,000 infantry and 4,000 calvary to attack Carthage.
Scipio Africanus the Younger takes over command of the siege of Carthage and blocks its harbor.
Scipio Africans the Younger obliterates Carthage and its people were sold into slavery.