Early Rome to 290 BC: The Beginnings of the City and the Rise of the Republic (Bradley Guy)(Paperback)

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A new view of early Rome as a highly mobile society within a wider interconnected Mediterranean network Covers the rise of Rome from small scale community to supremacy in central Italy Uses the latest archaeological evidence to demonstrate the sophisticated and cosmopolitan nature of early Rome Analyses the origins of Rome's Republican form of government and of its aggressive drive to conquer In the first few centuries of its existence, Rome developed from a minor settlement on the Tiber into the most powerful city-state in Italy. Guy Bradley examines the reasons for Rome's emergence and success within a highly competitive Italian environment, and how much it owed to its neighbours. He explains how many of Rome's key characteristics, such as its powerful ruling elite, its stable political institutions,

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