The Third Punic War. Lesson 23 part 3. In 149 B.C., Carthage got tired of paying the Romans and being ruled by them. They rebelled against Rome, and began the Third Punic War ! .
Lesson 23 part 3
This time, as punishment, Rome sold all of the surviving Carthaginians into slavery and completely destroyed the city by burning it to the ground.
Rome was now free to expand unimpeded. Eventually, the power in the western Mediterranean. Romans would rename the Mediterranean Mare Nostrum-“our sea.”