This Day in History Entry #4

March 10th, 2009 by Wordsman

Having lost at Drepana before
At Aegusa Rome settled the score
Catulus stripped his fleet
Great Hanno met defeat
And thus ended the First Punic War

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  1. A Fan Says:


    You don’t see a lot of limericks about the First Punic War anymore. Now, the Second Punic War, you’ve got Hannibal, the elephants, the Battle of Cannae (diagrammed by my Classics professor as a football play involving Hannibal luring the Romans into the backfield and cutting them down with a trap block), etc.

    But the First Punic War, not so much.


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