“The ‘ROME-SYRACUSE ALLIANCE,’ IN C. 260 B.C.E., had given Eastern Sicily to Rome because of the Roman invasion of the island in c. 264 B.C.E., just four short years before the ‘Alliance.’ It was the African colonizers first real setback at the hands of the Europeans. However, just one year later, c. 259 B.C.E., a much better prepared Carthagenian military force under the command of Hamalcair Barca battled the Roman fleet attempting to expand Rome’s control over the entire island of Sicily. This defeat had virtually ended Rome’s mastery of European naval powers. The Africans had once again become masters of all of the European nations along the Mediterranean seaboard.”

Source: Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan. Black Man of the Nile and His Family. pg. 300. 1970.

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