This is the story of a young quaestor, Lucius Quinctius, who held the post during the first Punic War. We do not know if after this step of the cursus honorum, he accomplished other successes, but his rediscovered name is now inextricably linked to the Battle of the Egadi
This is also the story of his colleagues: Marcus Publicius and Caius Papirius; their names too are connected to the same war landscape, to the same service as officers of the Roman Republic..
The Battle of the Egadi was the final naval battle fought on 10 March 241 BC off the Aegadian Islands,
Was he right to assume that it was the actions of Hannibal and the Carthaginians that led to the war, or was there some other underlying events that took place the actually caused the Second Punic War.
There were three Punic or Carthaginian Wars is Roman history
The struggle between the two had gone on for thousands of years, spawningsuch offspring as the Persian Wars, the Punic Wars, and the struggles ofBritain with the forces of Philip II, of Louis XIV, of Napoleon, and of WilhelmII.