By Marshall Cavendish Reference

ISBN-10: 0761479333

ISBN-13: 9780761479338

Historical Rome tracks the growth from the mythical founding of Rome by means of Romulus in 753 BCE, to the heights of the Roman Empire round 117 CE, and directly to the demise of Theodosius (the final guy to rule over a unified Roman Empire) in 395 CE.

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Their contribution of men to the Roman army in recent conflicts had been considerable, and they were no longer willing to be considered subordinate allies. In 91 BCE, their cause was taken up by the tribune Marcus Livius Drusus. However, the position was so unpopular in Rome that it resulted in his assassination. When the Italian allies heard the news, they rose in revolt. The rebels also raised an army, which, because many of its soldiers had been trained by Marius, was more The tombs of the kings of the ancient region of Pontus are located in this mountainside in northeastern Turkey.

57 (c) 2011 Marshall Cavendish. All Rights Reserved. ANCIENT ROME This sculpture of the head of Pompey the Great was made during the general’s lifetime. years, beating off the armies of two consuls. The rebellion was eventually halted by an army of some 40,000 men commanded by Marcus Licinius Crassus. Spartacus and his troops were finally defeated at a battle in Lucania in 71 BCE. Spartacus died in the fighting, and 6,000 of the rebel slaves were crucified along the road that led from Capua to Rome.

W Rome imported far more than it exported. Large quantities of grain came from Sicily, and enormous amounts of silver arrived from mines in Spain. Slaves were in great demand to work on the growing landholdings of the wealthy and to service the increasingly luxurious houses of the rich in Rome and other cities. In 218 BCE, the Roman senate passed a law forbidding senators to own ships. Because of this law, most of this sea trade was carried by ships owned by Greek and Phoenician merchants. This development was a direct result of the wars of conquest, which sent a flood of gold and silver into the city.

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