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Perhaps one of the greatest cities in the world Rome was arguably the most famous city in history Rome starts to rise in the year 756BC In 509BC Rome has a treaty with Carthage but it was only minor It takes many years for Rome to conquer anything of great importance but during these years Rome is building its self up Coinage was a very important in the rising of Rome It signified Political leadership and economics into the city Rome differed from the Greek Polis but Rome did use the Greeks for there education Roman families would send their children to Greek schools or Romans would buy Greek slaves and use them to teach their children In Rome the father of the house was the head of the family The father had the right to over rule decisions of a magistrate and he had the right to deny life or death of a person in his family Romans called this power Paterfamilias Family life revolved around the numen which was followed very closely The Roman virtues were followed more strictly people were expected to be courages loyal and disciplined Rome was sitting in a very good location it was sandwiched between two nations that werent aggressive so it was very lucky It also was on very ferial ground so it could provide for its self The Romans also had a senate it was formed to put people in charge of law and order and people in charge of public morals The Plebeians were the lower class but for the formation of the senate they got the right to take part in government In 287BC the Hortensia Law gave full equality to all lower class citizens There was a myth that was told in Rome of twin brothers who were born to the thrown The myth says that the twin brothers uncle tossed them into a river but they were found by a great
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