Second Punic War

Capture of Malta
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218 BCE Jul 1

Capture of Malta


The capture of Malta was the successful invasion of the Carthaginian island of Malta (then known as Maleth, Melite or Melita) by forces of the Roman Republic led by Tiberius Sempronius Longus in the early stages of the Second Punic War in 218 BCE.

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