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Ancient Roman Empire Rome had a war god in its lineage and wolf milk in itsbelly implying that its citizens had a knack for warfare which they would prove againand again Early in Romes history the city was conquered by the Etruscans the mostnotable civilization in Italy before Romes rise to power The Etruscans who wouldinfluence Roman civilization had migrated to Italy from Asia Minor probably in the 12thcentury BC Their distant past is a mystery because their language has no relationship toany other group of languages Their Italian homeland Etruria consisted of a looseconfederation of city-states They were noted for their metalworking and their finepottery The Etruscans were at the height of their power during the 6th century BC By500 BC their civilization was in decline and at about that time the Romans rose up andclaimed power in their city establishing a republic A patrician class initially ruled Rome but over time the Plebs or common peoplegained influence As late as 390 BC when Greece and Persia were great powers in theworld Rome was still so weak that it was sacked by the Gauls However during the 4thand 3rd centuries BC the Romans became masters of central and southern Italy Romanarmies entered Greece where they were both conquerors and conquered They defeatedthe Greek armies but they were overawed by Greek culture and brought back to Rome aRomes most powerful rival was now the distant city of Carthage ruler of northAfrica and the western Mediterranean During the Punic Wars Rome suffered thehumiliation of seeing a Carthaginian army on its soil for more than a decade NeitherRome nor Carthage led by the great general Hannibal could prevail Finally theCarthaginians were forced to withdraw and Rome chased them home to Africa In 202BC at the Battle of Zama Rome defeated Carthage The two nations lived in peace for afew decades then another Punic War erupted Rome prevailed again obliteratingDuring the next two centuries the Roman Empire expanded
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