Roman History Notes

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Roman History Notes 1/11 In the beginning, Rome was small, unmemorable, not great by any means Around 200 B.C. outsiders (Greeks) became aware of their emergence o Greeks had a sense of history o Late 200s B.C. the Greeks began asking, who are these Romans? o Romans didn’t know who they were, where they came from Most early Roman history is fiction made up in later times by Romans o Therefore a lot of self promotion, lots of charming stories Only reliable facts are from archeology o This can be a problem, however, because it grew to be a large city that has been occupied ever since, difficult to excavate o Archeology can only tell us so much (nothing about what they thought, political structure) Geographical context of Rome o Mediterranean (about 2,200 miles long, 600 miles wide at widest point) o Rome and New York are roughly on the same latitude o Chapter 2 Map 1 East or southern bank of the river Tiber On the Tyrrhenian Sea o
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