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As Greece reached the pinnacle of its prosperity Rome which lye slightly to the west slowly began its rise as a civilization The Greeks centered their culture around Art and literature whereas opposed to the Romans who settled their culture upon warfare and leadership Without planing it Rome rose very steadily as an empire Shortly before Christ most of the surrounding cities and nations were at peace under Romes rule Rome was established upon seven hills next to a river known as the Tiber There was a flat plain where lived a people called the Latiums or the Latins They established a small village near the shallow of the River on a hill called Palatine After many years the village spread to form a city by the name of Rome Early roman history was not written down and is based upon no factual recorded evidence and has been so mixed with truth and fables that it is difficult for historians to distinguish between myth and fact The legend on the founding of Rome still remains and is the most common description of how Rome was founded The legend states that Romulus and Remus who were brothers decided on constructing a city on a hill but they could not decide on which hill to be gin on They both chose different locations So they decided to wait at their site and seek a sign from the gods When the reconvened Remus claimed he saw six vultures fly above him and that the gods have chosen him Romulus claimed he had seen twelve and thus began Rome Many notable Leaders followed Romulus Numa Pompilius who added two moths to the ten month calendar Tullus Hostilius who conquered Alba Longa Ancus Martius who settled Aventine hill Tarquinius Priscus who drained the cities marshes and founded the temple of Jupiter Servius Tulius Gaius Licinius Cornelius Sulla Augustus and Julius Caesar Rome was conquered by the Etruscans and under went
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