By Kathleen Kuiper
Echoes of old Roman innovations of governance, legislations, and society nonetheless ring during the international at the present time. A stranger to neither battle nor wealth, old Rome used to be formed as a lot through strife because it was once by means of prosperity. the growth of the Roman Empire used to be buoyed through this cultures tendency to embody traditions of its newly assimilated peoples, making Rome a cradle of never-ending and enduring chances. The historical past of a great empire is mentioned during this sweeping quantity.
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They had no insignia of office, like the consuls, but they were regarded as sacrosanct. Whoever physically harmed them could be killed with impunity. 6 km) from the pomerium. They convoked the tribal assembly and submitted bills to it for legislation. Tribunes prosecuted other magistrates before the assembled people for misconduct in office. They could also veto the action of another tribune (veto meaning “I forbid”). Plebeian tribunes were duly elected representatives of Rome’s general populace in governmental matters.
Even before the Romans withdrew, the seeds had been sown for their reentry into the East. As an active king, Antiochus III set out to recover the ancestral possessions of his kingdom on the western coast of Anatolia and in Thrace. In response to the Roman demand that he stay out of Europe, the king attempted to negotiate. When the Romans showed little interest in compromise, Antiochus accepted the invitation of Rome’s former allies, the Aetolians, who felt they had not been duly rewarded with additional territory after the victory over Philip, to liberate the Greeks.
Though Hannibal still won isolated engagements, he was slowly being driven back into the extreme south of the peninsula. In 207 the arrival of a fresh invading force produced a new crisis. Hasdrubal, who in 208–207 had marched overland from Spain, appeared in northern Italy with a force scarcely inferior to the army that his brother had brought in 218. After levying contingents of Gauls and Ligurians, he marched down the east coast with the object of joining his brother in central Italy for a direct attack upon Rome itself.
Ancient Rome: From Romulus and Remus to the Visigoth Invasion (The Britannica Guide to Ancient Civilizations) by Kathleen Kuiper