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On 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
 
For all intents and purposes, the Third Punic War ended in 146 BCE, when Roman forces sacked Carthage, ending its independence and enveloping the Carthaginian Empire into the Roman Republic.
ancient
Adjective

very old.

empire
Noun

group of nations, territories or other groups of people controlled by a single, more powerful authority.

envelop
Verb

to enclose or surround entirely.

financial
Adjective

having to do with money.

independence
Noun

state or situation of being free.

influence
Verb

to encourage or persuade a person or organization to act a certain way.

mayor
Noun

leader, usually elected, of a town or city.

Mediterranean basin
Noun

land that surrounds the Mediterranean Sea.

political
Adjective

having to do with public policy, government, administration, or elected office.

reckon
Verb

to estimate or guess.

Noun

any area on Earth with one or more common characteristics. Regions are the basic units of geography.

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.

sack
Verb

to capture, loot, and largely destroy a city or other targeted area.

treaty
Noun

official agreement between groups of people.

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