Sardinia & Corsica
Although both sides suffered losses, Carthage was toppling at the edge of destruction due to sporadic mercenary mutinies. The one in Sardinia triggered Roman demands for the surrender of Sardinia and Corsica, for they, in Machiavellian fashion, interpreted it as a violation of the earlier peace treaty. Rome’s demands prevailed and these two territories eventually fell into a state of constant degeneration, not unlike Siciliy. Hamilcar himself was forced to spend the rest of his life suppressing the multitude of similar revolts, most of which sprung up in Spain.
Updated >> 21 September 2004