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Cogidubnus - Rome Against Caratacus

Cogidubnus - Rome Against Caratacus

Italy before Roman conquest  In its early years, the Romans shared Italy with several other peoples. The dominant power in the neighborhood of Rome was the Etruscans. We don't know very much about these people, in part because we haven't figured out how to read their distinctive language. But the evidence suggests that Rome was ruled by Etruscan kings until the Romans revolted and established a republic — an event that is traditionally dated to 509 BC.

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire

A map of Italy depicting where the Etruscans, Greeks, and many other tribes occupied in B. Corsica is not shown as a claim for any region due to its constant disputes and battles for power

Cogidubnus - Masters Of Rome - Front Cover

Cogidubnus - Masters Of Rome - Front Cover

Before the beginning of the Roman Empire (1st century BCE), there were many empires (the Babylonian/the Persian/Macedonian). All of these empires had great leaders, yet, according to history these great men were called kings; emperor was never used. In contrast, the Roman Empire didn’t have a king; it had an emperor. Before Rome was an empire, it was a republic with a history of democratic rule. After ousting the Etruscans & their king, the city-state was ruled by a Senate. -- AHE

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Prior to the birth of the Roman Empire in the latter part of the first century BCE, there had existed many empires among these were the Assyrian, the Babylonian.

Italy before Roman conquest  In its early years, the Romans shared Italy with several other peoples. The dominant power in the neighborhood of Rome was the Etruscans. We don't know very much about these people, in part because we haven't figured out how to read their distinctive language. But the evidence suggests that Rome was ruled by Etruscan kings until the Romans revolted and established a republic — an event that is traditionally dated to 509 BC.

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire

Emperor Vitellius (15-69 CE). Head of rock-crystal, from Caesarea  Israel Museum(IDAM), Jerusalem, Israel

Head of rock-crystal, from Caesarea Israel Museum(IDAM), Jerusalem, Israel. ~Ancient or Unique Artefacts~

Coin of the Himyarite Kingdom, southern coast of the Arabian peninsula. This is also an imitation of a coin of Augustus. 1st century

Coin of the Himyarite Kingdom, southern coast of the Arabian peninsula. This is also an imitation of a coin of Augustus.

Battle of Pydna took place in 168 BC between Rome and Macedon during the Third Macedonian War. The battle saw the further ascendancy of Rome in the Hellenistic world world and the end of the Antigonid line of kings, whose power traced back to Alexander the Great.

A Macedonian phalangite against a Roman hastatus. The Macedonians have broken their ranks, and now the Romans attack. Art by Johnny Shumate.

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