Quick Answer: What did the Romans do in Spain?

Why did the Romans invade Spain?

The Romans became interested in Spain after the conquest of much of the region by Carthage, which had lost control of Sicily and Sardinia after the First Punic War. A dispute over Saguntum, which Hannibal had seized, led to a second war between Rome and Carthage.

Did the Romans bring Christianity to Spain?

According to Romans 15:28 in the Romans, Christianity began in Spain when St. Paul went to Hispania to preach the gospel there after visiting the Romans along the way. After 410 AD, Spain was taken over by the Visigoths who had been converted to Arianism around 360.

What did the Romans do for Spain?

The Romans improved existing cities, established Zaragoza, Merida, and Valencia, and provided amenities throughout the empire. Spain’s economy expanded under Roman tutelage. Spain, along with North Africa, served as a granary for the Roman market, and its harbors exported gold, wool, olive oil, and wine.

When did Christianity become the official religion of Spain?

A few years later –in 312– the emperor Constantine I (ruled 307-337) himself was converted and Christianity was on the road to becoming the official religion of the Empire. (It became so in 380, when the Spanish-born emperor Theodosius declared Christianity the religion of the Empire.)

Did Caesar conquer Spain?

Campaign of Ilerda, (49 bc), the campaign leading to the victory of Julius Caesar over Pompey’s forces in Spain.

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