Warfare in March

Aegates Islands  241 bc 1st Punic War


In a great naval victory near the Aegates (modern Egadi) Islands off western Sicily, the Roman Consul Lutatius Catulus arrived with a fresh fleet and captured or sank the Carthaginian fleet of Hanno. Coming soon after the loss of their nearby fortress at Lilybaeum, Carthage agreed to evacuate Sicily and sued for peace, bringing the 1st Punic War to an end (10 March 241 bc).

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