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So the Roman Empire has just conquered you We feel that you should be proud to be part of our state Hopefully you will feel better after reading this essay Romes history starts with the birth of Romulus and Remus twins born of a Greek god and a human woman The twins founded Rome in 753BC Romulus built his settlement on the Palatine Hill while Remus choose the Aventine Jealous of his brothers work Remus ridiculed it by jumping over Romulous unfinished wall In a rage Romulous killed his brother and vowed so will die whoever else shall leap over my walls Rome was very fortunate to have their location it was much more yielding than that of there neighbors the Greeks First of all the Apennine Mountains which break off from the Alps provided ample protection from northern invasions The land proved to be very fertile and full of valuable resources Another positive aspect was the mountainous regions were not so spread apart as to prevent political unity The Tiber River provided Rome with a water supply and at the same time the seven hills provided protection from the flooding of the river The Etruscans were indigenous to Italy so many of there customs were carried on to Roman culture They mainly exported their rich mineral resources to pay for luxury goods and they passed on their alphabet which they acquired from the Greeks There concept of pomerium a sacred boundary intended to keep out anything evil or unclean is shown in Romulus response to Remus jump Romans expelled the Etruscan king Tarquin the Proud from Rome in 509BC and founded the republic Peace did not come after this Rome was constantly waging war with its neighbors Rome found out the importance of alliances quickly and used the increase in manpower to their advantage However this manpower was no match for the Gauls who
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