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By Patricia Southern

Rome started as a set of primitive huts at the banks of the Tiber, a few massive time sooner than Romulus based the good urban. governed by way of kings for the 1st and a part centuries, the Romans abolished the monarchy and created for his or her little urban kingdom a kind of presidency that used to be effectively tailored to manage an Empire. The Romans discovered the best way to weld jointly a bigger country by way of integrating different urban states and tribes, providing them the advantages and privileges of Roman citizenship in go back for prone and manpower within the military and executive. Roman society used to be in keeping with wealth, and severe snobbery permeated each point of the social hierarchy. Upward mobility was once infrequent throughout the Republic, and equivalent rights have been out of the query. on the backside of the heap have been the slaves, with out rights in any respect. even though little continues to be of Roman structure from this era, the famously directly Roman roads begun throughout the Republic, fanning out from the capital in the direction of all components of Italy. Patricia Southern charts the increase of Rome from its humble origins to its dominance of the western international, describing the personalities who helped to form it, reminiscent of insurgent gladiator Spartacus, Hannibal, the Carthaginian chief who invaded Italy, Caesar and Pompey, and eventually Octavian, Cleopatra and Mark Antony.

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