Battle of Alalia

Battle of Alalia

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The naval Battle of Alalia took place between 540 BC and 535 BC off the coast of Corsica between Greeks and allied Etruscans and Carthaginians. The Punic-Etruscan fleet of 120 ships defeated the Greek force of sixty ships and the nearby colony of Alalia (now Al ria) was taken over by the Etruscans. Corsica was shared by the Carthaginians and Etruscans, and Carthage retained Sardinia.The Phoenicians had planted trading posts in Africa, Sicily, Sardinia and Iberia during 1100-900 BC while creating their trading monopoly. They had a relatively free hand during that period as other civilizations were suffering from a "Dark Age" during that period. The Etruscans emerged as a local power during 800 - 700 BC, spreading their trade to Corsica, Sardinia and Iberia and creating a powerful navy to guard their interests.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136589842
  • 9786136589848