The Fourth Treaty
At the end of the first Punic war another treaty was
Fourth treaty, B. C. 241.
made, of which the chief provisions were these:
"The Carthaginians shall evacuate Sicily
all islands lying between Italy
"The allies of neither of the parties to the treaty shall be
attacked by the other.
"Neither party shall impose any contribution, nor erect any
public building, nor enlist soldiers in the dominions of the
other, nor make any compact of friendship with the allies of
"The Carthaginians shall within ten years pay to the
Romans two-thousand two-hundred talents, and a thousand
on the spot; and shall restore all prisoners, without ransom,
to the Romans."
Afterwards, at the end of the Mercenary war in Africa
Romans went so far as to pass a decree for war
, but eventually made a treaty to
the following effect: "The Carthaginians shall
, and pay an additional twelve hundred
Finally, in addition to these treaties, came that negotiated
with Hasdrubal in Iberia
, in which it was
stipulated that "the Carthaginians should not
cross the Iber with arms."
Such were the mutual obligations established between
from the earliest times to that of