What were the Sicilian Wars (580-265 BC)?

Introduction The Sicilian Wars, or Greco-Punic Wars, were a series of conflicts fought between Ancient Carthage and the Greek city-states led by Syracuse, Sicily, over control of Sicily and the western Mediterranean between 580 to 265 BC. Carthage’s economic success and its dependence on seaborne trade led to the creation of a powerful navy to… Read More