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What Polybius was saying was that the events of the First Punic War and the success in Spain distilled a hatred for Rome in the Carthaginian people but more importantly his son Hannibal. By placing this hatred in the hearts and minds of the Carthaginian people and his son Hannibal this was the actual reason that led to the Second Punic War...
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By placing this hatred in the hearts and minds of the Carthaginian people and his son Hannibal this was the actual reason that led to the Second Punic War. However I would have to agree more with the view of Goldsworthy on the reason why hostile activities between Carthage and Rome resumed. It is Goldsworthy’s view that one of the main reasons that the war came about was the fact that Carthage made Rome nervous...
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