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Ancient Rome

In historiography, ancient Rome is Roman civilization from the founding of the city of Rome in the 8th century BC to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, encompassing the Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic and Roman Empire until the fall of the western empire. The term is sometimes used to just refer to the kingdom and republic periods, excluding the subsequent empire.

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The Roman Emperor Caligula would routinely sleep with the wives of the members of the Senate

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"People in ancient Rome used to dilute their wine so that it consists of 2 part water and 1 part wine in order to kill the bacteria that was in the water." - Dan Foley (High School Latin Teacher)

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519-430 BCE, A hero of the early republic, and considered to be the George Washington of Rome. Also the city of Cincinnati is named after him.

Contributed by Travis Bent

The City was founded in 753 BCE (traditionally April 21st) by Romulus, who the city is named after. The city then went through a "Regal" period where it was under the control of 7 kings, until in 509 BCE the Republic of Rome was founded and from then until the Empire two elected consuls would rule for one year periods.

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Scipio Africanus

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