Phoenician Hannibal

  • Posted on April 30, 2015 at 5:43 am

The first tribes that settled in Spain were Iberians. Then to the Iberian peninsula came the Celts, which merged with the Iberians, people have formed, called keltiberov. Until now, the question of the time of the appearance of the Celts in Spain remains controversial. The most likely version – the Celts appeared in Spain in 05/06 century BC. Most of the Celts occupied the northern region of Spain, in the center and south and lived keltibery iberskie tribes.

It was the Celts (as reported Phoenicians and Greeks) have formed in Spain first semblance of the state, which is called Tar Tese. In the second millennium BC in Spain there were Phoenicians, to which Spain is obliged to emergence of the first cities in the country. (The oldest city in Europe, Cadiz is in Spain and he was just founded by the Phoenicians). In the 7th century BC appeared in Spain and the Greek colonies. And the Phoenicians and the Greeks fought fierce wars with each other to control Spain.

Often in these War involved the local tribes, who thus fell under the influence of Phoenician and Greek cultures. By the way, Spain has become the spark that ignited the flames of the Second Punic War in the 3rd century BC The conflict began due to the fact that the army Phoenician Hannibal stormed and burned the Greek city in Spain, who wished to join in the Roman Republic. Second Punic War completely redrew the political map of the ancient world in the third century BC The only force in the Mediterranean was the Roman Republic, and so after the Spanish Civil War came the Romans. Romans has long been effective hosted in Spain. They based Peninsula colonies and cities, built roads and aqueducts, turning Spain into a prosperous colony. As a result of the domination of the Romans in Spain, there was a Romanization of the country and the assimilation of the local population.

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