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The Romans have had almost every type of government there is Theyve had a kingdom a republic a dictatorship and an empire Their democracy would be the basis for most modern democracies The people have always been involved with and loved their government no matter what kind it was They loved being involved in the government and making decisions concerning everyone In general the Romans were very power-hungry This might be explained by the myth that they are descended from Romulus whos father was Mars the god of war Their government loving tendencies have caused many many civil wars After type of government the change has been made with a civil war There have also been many civil wars between rulers But it all boils down to wanting to be involved in government When the Greeks finally entered Troy after ten long years of siege a man named Aeneas escaped the city with his father Anchises and his son Ascanius They went to Mt Ida where they were to meet Aeneas wife Creusa but she never showed up Saddened Aeneas acquired a boat and sailed around the Mediterranean He bounced around from Asia Minor to Greece to Crete looking for a place to found a new Troy but he couldnt find a satisfactory place As told by Homer in the Aeneid Aeneas was cared for by the gods Venus in particular was very worried about him She asked Jupiter king of the gods about him and he said this Since you are so consumed with anxiety for Aeneas I shall turn forward far The hidden pages of fate and speak of the future He shall conduct a great campaign for you And conquer all Italy and its haughty peoples He shall impose laws on his own people And build walled cities for them the third summer Shall see him rule in Latium the third winter Of warfare see the Rutulians an Italian
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