By Marshall Cavendish Reference
Old Rome tracks the development from the mythical founding of Rome via Romulus in 753 BCE, to the heights of the Roman Empire round 117 CE, and directly to the dying of Theodosius (the final guy to rule over a unified Roman Empire) in 395 CE.
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To retain all power. The land reform law was left in place, but little was done to implement it. Gaius Sempronius Gracchus Tiberius’s younger brother Gaius Gracchus (c. 153–121 BCE) was an even more fervent reformer than Tiberius. He was elected tribune of the people in 123 BCE. His many proposals had one objective, that of weakening the power of the optimates. Gaius first attacked the jury system under which provincial governors were tried on charges of corruption. These juries usually consisted of senators.
After driving the Carthaginians out of Spain in 206 BCE, the Romans had divided the Iberian Peninsula into two provinces. However, mismanagement by the provincial governors led to years of rebellion. Not surprisingly, governmental service in Spain was not popular among Roman citizens. One of the centers of resistance to Rome was the small northern city of Numantia, the chief stronghold of the Celtiberians (Celts living on the Iberian Peninsula). Numantia held out against the Romans for nine years.
All Rights Reserved. THE PUNIC WARS with the Romans. With Hiero as their ally, the Romans advanced across Sicily to lay siege to the Carthaginian city of Agrigentum, which they took and sacked in 262 BCE. According to one story, the Romans enlisted Hiero’s help in designing new warships. According to another story, they used a wrecked Carthaginian galley as a model. Besides building a fleet of warships, the Romans also trained their soldiers in boarding This brass Carthaginian breastplate dates to around the third century BCE, the period when Carthage was at war with Rome.
Ancient Rome: An Illustrated History by Marshall Cavendish Reference