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Title: Consecuencias bélicas y económicas de la acción romana en el primer año de la Segunda Guerra Púnica en Hispania (218 a.n.e.)
Author: Gracia Sancho, Francisco Javier
Tutor: Arrayás Morales, Isaías  
Abstract: This work proposes an estimate of the Roman war effort during the first year of the Second Punic War in the Iberian Peninsula. The expedition of Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio from the year 218 a.n.e. he tried to stop the Carthaginian action in Iberia, his true base of supplies, while in Italy they faced the fury of Hannibal. Rome is at a time in its history that needs war as fuel for its economic growth, and is developing the necessary mechanisms to make it profitable, has huge human reserves, an army with great potential, and the capacity for control of the territory and its subsequent exploitation. From the data we have on the republican consular army and its maintenance costs, we try to describe the Roman expedition of 218 in Iberia and its performance in order to determine the relationship between costs and benefits, economic and military, of that first year of campaign. The results are ambivalent; while in the economic aspect the amortization of the investment does not reach 20% of the capital, in the military, the foundations are laid for the control of a territory that will serve as the basis of the future conquest.
Keywords: Second Punic War
Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio Calvus
war economy
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2019
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