On this day in 241 B.C. the Romans defeated Carthage to end the First Punic War. Two decades of conflict between Mediterranean goliaths end as the fleet of the Roman Republic captures or destroys half of the Carthage fleet. Nevertheless, two more wars between the powers are on the horizon.
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