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Unformatted text preview: The Conquest of Central Italy Pt II Key Developments following the Gallic Sack (390/387 BC) conquest of Veii had already increased Roman territory and strength- Veii land was given to peasants- could afford to arm themselves- more warriors sack had little long term consequences for Roman power battles with Etruscans, Volsci, Gauls continued in 4th century alliance between Latin cities breaks down First Samnite War (343-341 BC) powerful enough in Campania to be called in by Capua for help Samnites- Oscan speaking people- one of the toughest and fiercest enemy Rome faced- lived in rural villages mountains of central Italy- tribal confederacy- places where the tribes gathered together- military alliance- religious sanctuaries were rallying points, like Pietrabbondante- converted religious gatherings into political gatherings war broke out when Samnites invaded Campania and attacked Capua- appealed to Rome for help- established precedence where Rome protected cities from mountain tribes Rome was quickly victorious- Rome had control of norther Campania- "allies" let to Latin war- Latins were between Rome and Campania- knew they were in danger- revolted and lost- final time the latin cities revolted The Aftermath of the Latin War (338 BC)...
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course HIST 1010 taught by Professor Notarian during the Fall '11 term at Tulane.
- Fall '11