Dating back to the primitive periods of human civilization, Rome history is said to have begun in 753BC. However, it has been contended by historians that are still studying its origins. According to them, it begun more earlier specifically on 625BC. At those times, the entire locals were administered to by foreign monarchs albeit, there were only seven kings that were able to successfully exercise their power. After the reign of the last of their line, all of the people were subject to the hands of their own blood. Thus, it was the advent of the popular dynasties that have been given spaces in a lot of books.
As Rome history would relay, almost everybody of the whole population insisted that there be a council which was known as “senate.” By such creation, little did they know, the “republic” was already established. The term itself comes from “res publica,” a Latin word that means “public matters.” It was ruled by the aristocrats or basically, the noble individuals in the society who were very much affluent. Those that are only permitted to take the positions in public office should of the patrician class because those that are of the lower category are never allowed to be even speak of their opinions.
Rome history actually has a lot of versions. No wonder why there are a lot of individuals who debate with one another because each of them has their own say. It is also even said that it originated in the 8th or 9th century BC when the Latini tribe transferred to the Italian peninsula that was surrounding the River of Tiber. For how many centuries now, what was once dubbed as an eternal city was very important in the Western World. Some even said that it is the largest metropolis in the whole globe with about 1.5 to 2 million settlers. When church of Jesus Christ took its seat in there, it became the center of the Roman Catholic Church as well as the very home of the popes. The Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican is such an evident proof.
The slow decline of its many empires will never be missed out in any Rome history accounts. It was actually the advent of the Middle Ages but afterwhich, they were able to gain back their popularity. Even until now, they have preserved the beauty of their own place. For several hundreds of years up to the age of the Renaissance, they were able to restore their prominence as the cultural capital. There is also the interesting story of mythology such as the gods and goddesses namely Cupid, Fortuna, Jupiter, Minerva and many others. Legends had it that the present urban jungle was born out by twin descendants, Romulus and Romus. Their mother was a Trojan princess by the name of Aeneas who was ravished by a certain idol.
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Title: "Thrilling Life Stories for the Masses"
Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 012634.n."
Place of Publishing: Crewe, Manchester
Date of Publishing: 1892
Publisher: Thrilling Stories’ Committee
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