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  Founding of Rome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the Roman republic, several dates were given for the founding of the city, all in the interval between 758 BC and 728 BC.
Curiously, while the years varied, all versions agreed that the city was founded on April 21, a holiday dedicated to the sacred cult of Pales, goddess of shepherds; in her honour, Rome celebrated the Parritta (or Palilia).
Rome was founded on the ninth day of the month Pharmuthi, which was April 21, as universally agreed.
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 Rome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rome (Italian and Latin: Roma) is the capital of Italy and of its Latium region.
In Roman mythology, Rome was founded on April 21, 753 BC by the twin descendants of the Trojan prince Aeneas, Romulus and Remus.
Rome is the capital of a province, with an area of 5,352 sq. km, and a total population of 3,700,424 (2001) in 120 comuni.
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 Rome on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Rome's large number of automobiles has caused serious traffic congestion, and in the 1970s and 80s various attempts were made to deal with the problem, including the banning of traffic in certain parts of the city.
Tradition tells of the founding of Rome by Romulus in 753 BC (hence the dating ab urbe condita, or AUC, i.e., from the founding of the city), and of the Tarquin family, the Etruscan royal house.
The history of Rome in the Middle Ages, bewildering in its detail, is essentially that of two institutions, the papacy and the commune of Rome.
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 Rome - Uncyclopedia
Rome, like the proverbial elephants of fate, never forgot this affront to their Founding Fathers, and expressed their anger by being trampled to death by Hannibal and his large, Carthaginian elephants nearly 500 years afterwards.
A blow to the city of Rome came in the form of a strongly worded letter of complaint from Galileo after he discovered that Rome was not after all the centre of the universe.
Rome was recently renamed by the Mario Party to "Rad Ruined Roma", although this has not caught on.
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B.C. Ancient Rome was built on the left bank of the Tiber on elevations (now much less prominent) emerging from the marshy lowlands of the Campania.
B.C. Rome extended its influence over Western Latium and Southern Etruria; during the course of that century and the next, Rome came in full contact with Greek culture, which modified Roman life tremendously.
During the “Babylonian captivity” of the popes at Avignon (1309—78) Rome was desolate, economically ruined, and in constant turmoil.
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 LiveScience.com - Ruins Support Myth of Rome's Founding
ROME (AP) -- Legend has it that Rome was founded in 753 B.C. by Romulus and Remus, the twin sons of Mars, the god of war, who were suckled as infants by a she-wolf in the woods.
Now, archaeologists believe they have found evidence that at least part of that tale may be true: Traces of a royal palace discovered in the Roman Forum have been dated to roughly the period of the eternal city's legendary foundation.
In Rome's founding myth, the daughter of a king deposed by his brother was forced to become a vestal virgin to prevent her from having children.
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 Rome, city, Italy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Among Rome’s many palaces and villas the Farnese Palace (begun 1514) and the Farnesina (1508–11) are particularly famous; others, all dating from the 17th cent., are those of the great Roman families, the Colonna, Chigi, Torlonia, and Doria.
B.C. (hence the dating ab urbe condita, or AUC, i.e., from the founding of the city), and of the Tarquin family, the Etruscan royal house.
In 476 the last emperor of the West, appropriately called Romulus Augustulus, was deposed by the Goths under Odoacer; this date is commonly accepted as the end of the West Roman Empire, or Western Empire.
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 A brief History of Rome
Early Rome was governed by kings, but after only seven of them had ruled, the Romans took power over their own city and ruled themselves.
Though Rome in the end won and Carthage was completely destroyed in the year 146 BC.
The collapse was completed when Rome itself was conquered by the Visigoth Odoacer and his men in the year AD 476.
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 Ancient Rome The City
The very earliest settlements along the Tiber River in the region that later became the city of Rome were most probably ruled by a chieftain or warlord with the support of the heads of the leading families within or near the settlement.
Virgil and the other epic writers tell us that the city of Rome was founded by Romulus, and that early on he murdered his brother Remus for ridiculing his pomerium, or the sacred boundary of the city he had founded.
One must realize that Rome was steadily growing larger from the early years of its foundation through the period of the kings (referred to as Monarchy or Regal Period by historians), and throughout the early years of the Republic.
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In 390 B.C. Rome was sacked by the Gauls, but during the 4th and 3d cent.
By the third century BC, Carthage and Rome were at war for dominance of the western Mediterranean.
The role of the consules as the primary commanders of Rome's legions diminished, finally being ended by the Sullan reforms of the constitution.
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 The Founding of Rome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
To him is attributed the founding, the extension to four of the Roman hill, - the Capitoline, Aventine, Caelian and Quirinal -, and the infamous rape of the Sabine women.
Rome under the Kings is a far cry from primitive peasants living in huts.
From Egypt the worship of Isis and Osiris came to Rome at the beginning of the first century BC Cults such as those of Cybele or Isis and Bacchus were known as the 'mysteries', having secret rituals which were only known to those initiated into the faith.
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The traditional date for the founding of Rome is 753 B.C. Roman legends (in Virgil's Aeneid) tell the story of Aeneas, a Trojan hero, who, after the fall of Troy, escaped first to Carthage and then to Italy, where he was said to have founded Rome.
Rome is located on seven hills (Palatine, Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Caelian, Aventine, and Esquiline) 15 miles from the point the Tiber River flows into the sea.
Rome was the greatest empire in the west during antiquity.
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 Founding of Rome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
According to mythology, this is the story of how Rome was founded.
He eventually founded a site at Lavinium, named after his second wife.
Faustulius, a shepherd, found the twins and brought them to his home where he and his wife raised them as their own.
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 Tomb from Founding of Rome Unearthed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The tomb was found not far from the present city hall in Rome, according to reports published by Agence France-Presse (AFP) quoting Rome's daily Repubblica.
The girl, believed to be about four years old at the time of her death, is thought to have been a member of a welathy family and is believed to have been buried under the floor of the family home.
The date of the burial is roughly contemporary with the founding of Rome which is usually dated to 753 BC.
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 Founding of Rome - History of the Roman Empire
The early history of Rome, so deeply rooted in legend and mythology, is a mix of fact, fiction, educated guesses and established notions on the conditions of the ancient Mediterranean world.
The date of the founding as a village or series of tribal territories is uncertain, but the traditional and legendary founding of the city dates to 753 BC.
The son Aeneas, Iulius (commonly Julius) founded the city of Alba Longa establishing a monarchy.
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 Founding of Rome - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It is supposed (with a certain probability) that in the age between the 10th and 8th centuries BC, central Italy was populated by the two main groups into which the Italics had divided: Osco-Umbri and Latins.
One of them refers it to Roma, who should have been the daughter of Aeneas or Evandrus.
Rome is also the Urbs, and this name (that in later Latin generically meant any town) comes from urvus, the furrow cut by a plough- here, by that of Romulus.
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 Jiskha Homework Help - Social Studies: World History: Ancient Rome
The three-hundred-and-thirty-three year period that Vergil figures between the arrival of Aeneas to Italy and Romulus' founding of Rome is the result of a tradition of grappling with a basic problem in chronology of a legend that attributes to Aeneas the Origins of Rome.
In the end of the fourth century Rome begins to assert her dominance in Italy, and the rise in power gains the attention of the Greek world.
The gap is acknowledged by Cato, who places the founding of Rome 432 after the Trojan War (Dionysius of Halicarnassus 1.73.4), and included the account of Alban kings, as does Dionysius of Halicarnassus in his prose history of Rome composed contemporarily with the Aeneid.
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 Founding and the kingdom. (from Rome) --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Rome was founded in 1834 on the site of a Cherokee village and was incorporated as a city in 1847.
The Founding of Rome and the Kings of Rome
Rome's Palatine Hill is the source for the word 'palace'.
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 Rome: The Roman Kingdom
The date of the founding of Rome is uncertain, but archaeologists date its founding to around 753 BC, although it probably existed as a small village long before then.
From the middle of the sixth century, the Roman monarchs became Etruscan, and the Romans bitterly resented it.
While the rape of Lucretia and the overthrow of the Tarquins by Junius Brutus may be fictional (then again, it may not), the expulsion of the Etruscan monarchs began the decline in Etruscan power and civilization.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/ROME/KINGDOM.HTM   (1078 words)

 Rome: The Age of Augustus
And since Augustus controlled Rome militarily and politically, he put the provinces in the hands of intelligent, less ambitious, and virtuous men; for the first time since Rome began to build its empire, the provinces settled down into peace and prosperity—this peace and prosperity would be the hallmark of the Age of Augustus.
Two ages stand out as the great creative periods in Rome: the age of Cicero near the end of the Republic, and the Age of Augustus and the beginning of Imperial Rome.
This concern for his people goes beyond their safety; the successful migration of the Trojans is the prerequisite for the founding of Rome.
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 The Roman Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
According to the Roman legend, Romulus was the founder of Rome and Remus was his twin brother.
They were found by a she-wolf who, instead of killing them, looked after them and fed them with her milk.
Deciding to found a town of their own, Romulus and Remus chose the place where the she-wolf had nursed them.
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 Ancient Roman History Timeline
The historical record of the early kings of Rome is hostile, the early monarchy was overthrown and banished.
Apparently, Rome was ruled by seven kings from 753 BCE until 509 BCE, when Tarquinius Superbus was defeated in a popular rebellion.
Rome's class divisions were clearly identifiable and institutionalized, yet attempting to fit them to a modern parallel only provides unsatisfactory anachronisms.
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 IGN: Rome Total War
The legends of the city's founding are important, and the powerful patrician families are directly descended from the first followers of Romulus.
The founding of Rome is shrouded in legend.
The founding of the Republic of Rome involves them closely, as they have been at the heart of the Republic for centuries and can even claim to the 'Father of the Republic' in the family.
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 Rome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A vivid account of the story of Rome from the earliest times to the death of Augustus, retold for children, chronicling the birth of a city and its growth through storm and struggle to become a great world empire.
Elementary history of Rome, presenting short stories of the great heroes, mythical and historical, from Aeneas and the founding of Rome to the fall of the western empire.
This story covers of the legendary founding of Rome, beginning with the flight of Aeneas from Troy and his eventual landing in Latium.
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 The Founding Of Rome - Rome $U   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Timeline from the founding of Rome (753 BC) to the rule of Constantine (336 AD), with links to primary sources.
Roman Timeframe - From before the founding of Rome to the fall of the Byzantine Empire.
An Italian archaelogist claims his new discovery confirms the legend of Romulus and Remus and the founding of modern Rome.
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 Aeneas, Romulus and Remus: The "founding myths" of all great civilizations are mixtures of fact, myth and allegory
Ancient Rome started its calendar with the founding of Rome on April 21, 753 BC.
They send messages to whichever of their relatives survived the party, saying that they do not want to be rescued from the virile Romans.
Julius Caesar, of course, claimed to be a descendant of that Iulus Ascanius, the son of Aeneas who founded Alba Longa.
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 Classics Department: Roman History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
From the praetorian guard auctioning off the position of emperor to the highest bidder to Caracalla attaining sole power in Rome and obliterating his brother Geta's name from mention, the final days of the Empire were eventful.
From the founding of Rome in 510 BCE to the eventual fall in the era of the Severan Emperors, there is a lot of ground.
Rome, being the wonderful, complex microcosm of humanity that became the subject of study of so many future generations, was nonetheless sometimes very dangerous.
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