Second Punic War
Year 218 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Scipio and Longus...
to 201 BC
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and involved combatants in the western and eastern Mediterranean. This was the second major war between Carthage
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and the Roman Republic
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, with the participation of the Berbers
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on Carthage's side. The two states had three major conflicts against each other over the courses of their existences.