p113-119 Roman

P113-119 Roman - p113-119 1st millennium BC a group of Latin-speaking people established a small community on the plain of Latium on the Italian

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p113-119 1 st millennium BC a group of Latin-speaking people established a small community on the plain of Latium on the Italian peninsula Romans were practical Geography Italy is a narrow peninsula extending 750 mi with the Apennine Mountains from north to south o Did not divide the peninsula as in Greece and were not as rugged. Important crossroad of Mediterranean Sea Greeks Colonize in 750-550 BC, settle in southern Italy Influenced the Etruscans who were conquered by Romans thus Romans continued the culture Etruscans Adopted writing from Greeks 600 BC Settled in northern Rome; city-dwelling type Expanded in Italy and became dominant force economically and culturally o Controlled Rome and most of Latium Height of power 6 th century BC By 480 bc they declined in power o By 400 BC they were limited to Etruria o Invaded by Gauls and then Romans However made Italy very urban Early Rome Myth says founded in 753 BC Line of 7 kings controlled Rome 753-509 BC
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course HIST 111 taught by Professor Christopherprobst during the Fall '11 term at MO St. Louis.

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P113-119 Roman - p113-119 1st millennium BC a group of Latin-speaking people established a small community on the plain of Latium on the Italian

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