Audience versions of this page: FamilyOn February 5, 1985, the mayors of Rome, Italy, and Carthage, Tunisia, officially ended the Third Punic War. The treaty was an entirely friendly one, as actual hostilities had ended more than 2,000 years earlier.Carthage, whose inhabitants were called Punici by the Romans, was in ancient times one of the largest and most powerful cities in the Mediterranean basin. For hundreds of years, Carthage and Rome fought for political and financial influence in the region.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry ancient Adjective
group of nations, territories or other groups of people controlled by a single, more powerful authority.
to enclose or surround entirely.
having to do with money.
state or situation of being free.
to encourage or persuade a person or organization to act a certain way.
leader, usually elected, of a town or city.
Mediterranean basin Noun
land that surrounds the Mediterranean Sea.
having to do with public policy, government, administration, or elected office.
to estimate or guess.
any area on Earth with one or more common characteristics. Regions are the basic units of geography.
Encyclopedic Entry: region republic Noun
system of government where power rests in citizens who vote and representatives who stand for those citizens. The United States is a republic.
to capture, loot, and largely destroy a city or other targeted area.
official agreement between groups of people.