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< Introducing Rome

The History of Rome

Family Guide
Romulus and Remus, Rome’s legendary founders, suckled by the she-wolf
Rome has played a leading role in the history not only of Europe, but of the world. At its peak the Roman Empire stretched from England to Africa, but through trade and commerce its impact was felt as far away as India and China. Many countries have adopted political and legal systems based on those of Rome, while buildings across the world imitate styles that originated here and were developed in the cultural ferment of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

How it all began

According to legend, the wicked Amulius usurped the throne ...

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