Rome and Carthage were in competition for trade.
The student will apply social science skills to understand ancient Rome from about 700 B.C. (B.C.E.) to 500 A.D. (C.E.) in terms of its impact on Western civilization by d) describing and evaluating the political and military structure of the Roman Republic under the rule of Julius Caesar;
Punic Wars: Rome vs. Carthage (264–146 B.C. [B.C.E.])