The Treatment Of Threats Essay

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Being attacked by someone does not sit well with most people. This is definitely true for the Romans and the Han Chinese. They were both subject to barbarian and nomadic invasions. The treatment of these certain barbarians was not pleasant. Most were either killed, made into slaves, or joined the army of the civilization that had just conquered them. The ones who chose to attack them did not do so on an empty stomach. Therefore, the Romans and the Han Chinese did not treat the barbarians generously.
A barbarian refers to a person who is known for being uncivilized. By definition, barbarian is a “term used to describe pastoral nomads, painting them as enemies of civilization. . .” (text, ...view middle of the document...

. . [they then] entered into three wars with the Carthaginians” (text, 262). These three wars were known as the Punic Wars. The first one was primarily a naval battle and Rome ended up winning because they converted naval warfare into mini-land battles by jumping ship once they had rammed the Carthaginians. After being victorious, the Romans forced the Carthaginians to sign a treaty giving up Sicily and saying they would pay “indemnities” (Dr. Kaz, lecture, 3-27-14).
The Second Punic War was very different. The Carthaginians signed another treaty saying they were not going to expand past the Elro River because they were starting to spread power in Spain and it was starting to worry the Romans. A small city in the heart of the Carthaginian Empire asked Rome be its protector. When Hannibal, a Carthaginian general, found out he took over the small city of Saguntum and then marched his troops to northern Italy to attack Rome from there. In two months, he had control of a large portion of Italy. At this time, Quintus Fabius Maximus became dictator of Rome. He was labeled “The Delayer” because his strategy was to wait until Hannibal and his forces ran out of food and supplies. Rome did not like this approach. So, they sent 80,000 men to overcome Hannibal. Rome was stunned when none of their men returned because Hannibal had used a strategy called “the Pinner” where they would wait until the men were in the center and then surround them. Rome eventually appointed Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, who led them to victory over Hannibal. By 206 BCE, he had conquered all of Spain (Dr. Kaz, lecture, 3-27-14). The third Punic War was very short and not so sweet. Carthage began to recover its trade and the Romans began to fear that they could conquer them so they went in and destroyed most of Carthage. The Carthaginians that the Romans did not kill were sold into slavery. The whole point of the Punic Wars was to give Rome their empire (Dr. Kaz, lecture, 2-27-14). If anyone were to mess with that empire, they would receive the same punishments as the Carthaginians. Although the Romans were extremely harsh to the Carthaginians, they had to show other communities that it is not okay to mess with the Romans.
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