The Expansion Of Early Rome

1154 WordsOct 6, 20155 Pages
In the late Roman Republic, the external expansion of early Rome was a surprise to many. The era of the great expansion of Roman power and civilization is the era of the Roman Republic, in which its Senate ruled Rome and its assembly, which were establishments, formed at the beginning of the monarchy. The Republic had a history of many conflicts, aiding the Republic in becoming so powerful, thus making Rome become unstoppable. But as we all know from the conflicts that aroused in the past with many other large city-states and Empire’s, with incredible power comes many dilemmas. The development of early Rome was fundamental to the rise and fall of the political and economic developments of the late Roman Republic. In 753, we begin to see the rise of the Roman Republic. Rome had just taken over Italy, which was known for containing great fertile agriculture, valuable in Rome. Soon after Rome had taken over Italy, Rome fought the Carthaginians in the first Punic Wars. Carthage was a prominent commercial empire that made its fortune through trade in the Mediterranean. They had a tough army, strong navy, and solid government. Though the Carthaginians fought extensively and brutally with the Romans, they were financially struck and had no other choice but to create a truce. After Rome earned the title of the successors of the Punic wars, Rome ultimately became a force of power not to be reckoned with. By the end of the first Punic War, Rome not only controlled Italy and
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