Ancient Rome: a new Power Rises

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Ancient Rome: A New Power Rises

Italy is a peninsula that extends into the Mediterranean Sea east of the Greek peninsula. Rome lies on the western shore near the center of the peninsula. Today Rome is the capital of the modern nation of Italy and one of the largest cities in Europe, but Rome was once the seat of a huge empire.

In 509bce, Rome was a small village. But as time went on--through force or persuasion—Rome controlled almost the entire Italian peninsula by 247bce. In fact, by the second century of the Common Era, Rome developed into the greatest western empire of the ancient world. Many of our technological achievements, our ideas about law and government, and the words we use can be traced to the ancient Romans.

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