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Ancient Rome



Rome did not spring into being as a power on the Italian peninsula.  It began as a tiny village along the Tiber River.  It was an excellent location.  The soil was good so crops could be grown easily.  It was surrounded by 7 hills, offering a natural defensive barrier.  It was on a river, the Tiber River, giving these early settlers access to fresh water for drinking and bathing, as well as a waterway for trade. With all these advantages, it's no surprise that Rome grew quickly.

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Ancient Rome was a kingdom for about 200 years, a Republic for about 500 years, and an Empire for about 500 years.  That's a long time!  It helps to have a timeline of events that covers 1200 years of grown and culture.

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