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Tripoli the land of three cities, derives its name from the three ancient cities vir. Sabratlia situated in the west. Oea (Known now as Tripoli). is situated in the remote western side of Libya. and Leptis Magna is located in the cast of Tripoli.
These three cities were founded by Phoenician Carthage as trading posts, which later became "Emporia" to guarantee the security of fertile coast. At that time the language. culture, and administration of the Roman legions drew a symbolic plough over Carthage after it had been razed to the ground. The Phoenician influence had not disappeared when Tripoli, during the period Roman tutelage over the three cities, developed friendly
relations with Numidian Kingdom ruled by a Libyan Chieftain.
While all events were happen, in 264 B.C. the Carthaginians occupied Messina and so plunged into a struggle with Rome that was to end more than a century later in the destruction of Carthage and the establishment of Roman rule in North Africa.
Thus, the first Punic War(264-241), through it caused the loss of Carthage Sicily. left Carthage's main foe intact elsewhere. Twenty-three years later she had recovered sufficiently to embark on the Second Punic War (218-202) which Hannibal's invasion of Italy all but decided. But the Romans fought the assailants to a stand still; and in 204 B. Scipio Africanus landed in Africa. where lie joined forces with a native Chieftain named Massinissa , and with his aid achieved the final victory over the Carthaginians and the it leader Hannibal who was then treacherously assassinated by some of his followers.
In their conquest, the Rom ails decided to prevent a second Carthaginian recovery for their terms included the cession of Spain, the payment of a heavy indemnity, and the reduction of the Carthaginian fleet to ten ships, at the same time, the Romans planned to paralvze Carthage in North Africa by encouraging Massinissa s territorial aspirations at her expense. Carthage was permitted to maintain a property of the Phoenician dependencies, including the Tripolitanian Emporia but she was ordered to hand over the Massinissa, whom the Roman had recognised as King of an independent Numidia (roughly corresponding to modern Algeria), all the cities and territory held by him or his forefathers'. The phrase was purposely vague in order to confuse the state of affairs of King Massinissa and Carthage; meanwhile Carthage's hands were bound by a clause forbidding her to make war without Rome's approval. A complete submission to the Romans rule.
After fifty year of hard task, Massinissa was able to unite the ancient Libyan Kingdome which stretched from Morocco to Cyrenaica, having Carthage as Capital, on the whole account of Rome effort for administrative purposes, all three Tripolitanian cities were evacated to the rank of Roman colonies. Leptis was placed under Trajan, Oea and Sabratha under the regin of Antoninius Pius.
In conclusion, this short thesis of history does not permit us to relate all the traces of the events of Tripolitania from the earliest times down to the present day. The foregoing details covers briefly the elements of the past history.