A Forgotten Roman Historian: L. Arruntius and the ‘True’ Causes of the First Punic War

@article{Hoyos1989AFR,
  title={A Forgotten Roman Historian: L. Arruntius and the ‘True’ Causes of the First Punic War},
  author={B. Dexter Hoyos},
  journal={Antichthon},
  year={1989},
  volume={23},
  pages={51 - 66}
}
Ancient historians offered various explanations for the war that broke out in 264 B.C. For Polybius a century later it was the Roman’s first step outside Italy in a drive to world hegemony; also a properly defensive counter to a looming Carthaginian threat to Italy. Much of later Roman historical tradition lauded it as due to pious fides towards a hapless ally, the ex-Italian Mamertines of Messana, under siege by Punic and Syracusan foes. That, it seems, was already the Roman line in 264 itself… 
3 Citations
Sicily and the imperialism of Mid-Republican Rome : (289-191BC)
This thesis will use Sicily as a microcosm to illustrate the imperialism of mid-Republican Rome, in particular in the western Mediterranean. Here, Rome received tangible benefits from occupying the
Friendship and Empire: Roman Diplomacy and Imperialism in the Middle Republic (353-146 BC)
1. Discourse, international relations, and international relations theory 2. Friendship practices and processes 3. Amicitia incipit: beginning international friendship 4. The duties of international
The pessimism of Sallust's moral and historical outlook
ii Acknowledgements: iv Chapter 1: Introduction: Approaching the Moral and Historical Outlook of Sallust 1 1.1: Overview 1 1.2: Sallustian Scholarship 5 1.3a: The Ancient Sources Used by Sallust 16

References

SHOWING 1-2 OF 2 REFERENCES
Treaties true and false: The error of Philinus of Agrigentum
  • B. Hoyos
  • History
    The Classical Quarterly
  • 1985
Rome and Carthage had established peaceful diplomatic relations before 300 b.c. — as early as the close of the sixth century according to Polybius, whose dating there no longer seems good cause to
I should like to express my appreciation and thanks to the editors and the assessor of this paper for their very constructive criticisms