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Talk:First Punic War

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 Definition War between Carthage and the Roman Republic, from 264 to 241 BCE. [d] [e]

Questions: why are they called "Punic"? And: what are our (classical) sources for this history? --Larry Sanger 17:12, 12 March 2007 (CDT)

They're Punic because the Roman name for the Carthaginians was poenici or punici, and the classical sources are numerous but the primary ones are Polybius (who I do have sourced on this page) Titus Livius "livy" (the translation of which I do not have with me) Diodorus Siculus (ditto), Apppian (ditto), and Dionysus of Halicanarsus (who probably isn't even owning) amongst others (and probably one or two major ones which I'm forgetting from this top of my head list.) If you'd like I could find translations of them online and source them as well. --Rob Glass 19:01, 12 March 2007 (CDT)

Thanks! Well, I was just thinking that it might be good to have those questions answered in the article at some point. --Larry Sanger 20:08, 12 March 2007 (CDT)

Without a doubt. I was going to try and get the history of the war itself down first and then add a section on the sources as well as either a section or a page on some of the controversies about the sources (i.e. disputes over the accuracy of the treaties and the chronologies used by some of them which contradict the others.) --Rob Glass 20:52, 12 March 2007 (CDT)

google rank moving up = should push towards approval quality,844.0/topicseen.html -Tom Kelly (Talk) 02:40, 23 April 2007 (CDT)

Let's make sure its really worthy of approval first. I only have a little knowledge of this topic but knew enough to add an important fact to the Intro.
  • Seems to really lack context. Makes it seem it was mostly about the Mamertines' actions.

Stephen Ewen 21:09, 26 April 2007 (CDT)