The Ancient City: Life in Classical Athens & Rome - Part II: Rome, Pages 105 through 149 Summary & Analysis

Peter Connolly
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Part II: Rome, Pages 105 through 149 Summary and Analysis

Rome

Rome is at the height of its power in the early 2nd century AD. It is a technologically advanced culture that has aqueducts, paved roads and sewer systems. Rome grows from a number of small hill settlements on the Tiber to a formidable military and political power. Rome is strengthened by its geographic location on the Tiber River, a gateway to the Mediterranean. The innovation of Roman concrete makes way for the building of the Colosseum, the Baths of Trajan and the Temple of Venus, which are all built within 60 years following the great fire of AD 46. Some of Rome's greatest leaders are Cato, Cicero, Pompey and Julius Caesar.

The Site of Rome

Rome's position on the Tiber provides it with a great defensive posture. At the end of the sixth century...

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