First Punic war [264-241BC]
When the entire Apennine Peninsula came under Roman rule, the spheres of interest of Rome and Carthage intersected, dominating virtually the entire western Mediterranean and the adjacent coast. The power struggle of these two ancient state units lasted over a hundred years, during which there were three wars called Punic wars. The story of the first of them begins with the Mamertins, a rather strange group of Sicilians who had nothing to do with Rome or Carthage - except that they dragged these powers into a protracted war.
Fighting in Sicily ( 264 BC - 261 BC )
War at Sea (260 BC - 257 BC)
Fighting in Africa (256 BC - 255 BC)
Fighting in Sicily (254 BC - 249 BC)
The last phase of the fighting (248 BC - 241 BC)
Consequences of war, conclusion.