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Third Punic War

war between the Roman Republic and Carthage between 149 and 146 BCE

The Third Punic War (149 BC to 146 BC) was the third and last of the Punic Wars. It was fought between the former Phoenician colony of Carthage, and the Roman Republic.

Third Punic War
Part of the Punic Wars
Carthage location.png
The location of the city of Carthage
Date149 BC146 BC
Location
Carthage (near modern Tunis)
Result Roman victory, Carthage was sacked.
Belligerents
Roman Republic Carthage
Commanders and leaders
Scipio Aemilianus Hasdrubal

The war was a much smaller engagement than the two previous Punic Wars, and was mostly just the Romans attacking the city of Carthage in the Battle of Carthage. The Romans killed or captured all the people living inside of the city and tore down the buildings. They did this because they hated the Carthaginians after fighting two other wars with them, and didn't want to fight another, so they totally destroyed them.

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