The Roman Republic & the Punic Wars Chaney Early Western Civilization
Hypothetical reconstruction of Roman Forum in Imperial times. Watercolor (18th century), Giuseppe Becchetti
Why were the Romans able to conquer Italy & the Mediterranean World? -Journal: 3 Ideas
Ancient Italy (c. 6 th century B.C.) PEOPLE : The Latins - Rome : “The First Romans” The Etruscans -Northern Italy -Urbanized Rome: Building Programs (the Forum) - Influence on Romans: the arch, alphabet The Greeks -Southern Italy and Sicily - Influence on Romans: art, architecture, literature, .. government, engineering GEOGRAPHY : -Tiber River & Mediterranean Sea -Fertile Soil & Strategic Location
The destruction of Carthage during the Punic Wars. New York Public Library Picture Collection
Why were the Romans able to conquer Italy & the Mediterranean World? (Give a few reasons and explain) Do you think the Roman Republic owed its success more to its form of government, or its army? Why? How does Rome’s rise to power relate to modern efforts to gain power and authority?