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Rome – the late Republic – Ancient Rome

By |2018-04-25T09:12:35+00:00September 2nd, 2017|History, Romans|

Roman Republic By 146 BC, after the Third Punic War, the Romans were the only important power left in the Mediterranean Sea, and they controlled almost all of its coastline. But there was trouble at home. First, two brothers named Tiberius Gracchus and Gaius Gracchus tried to get some of the Italian land given back to the poor [...]

Roman art – Republic – ancient Rome

By |2018-04-15T16:34:28+00:00August 31st, 2017|Art, Romans|

Capitoline wolf: Bronze wolf from early Rome. When the Romans first got rich enough to make good art, about 500 BC, they learned how from the people they traded with: the Etruscans, and the Greeks. But the Etruscans and the Greeks liked to make their statues beautiful. Roman art was more interested in keeping it real. The Romans [...]