The History of the city of Rome spans 2,800 years of the existence of a city that grew from a small Italian village in the 9th century BC into the center of a vast civilization that dominated the Mediterranean region for centuries, but was eventually replaced by people of Germanic Origin, marking the beginning of the Middle Ages, and that eventually became the seat of the Roman Catholic Church and the home of a sovereign state within its walls, Vatican City. It has continued to play a major role in global politics, just as it has enormously influenced the history and culture of European peoples for millennia.
The traditional date for the founding of Rome, based on a mythological account, is April 21, 753 BC, and the city and surrounding region of Latium has continued to be inhabited with little interruption since around that time. (Quote from wikipedia.org)
About the Author
Robert Franklin Pennell (1850 - 1905) Robert Franklin Pennell (1850, Maine - 1905, San Fransisco) was an American educator and classicist.
Pennell graduated in Classics at Harvard University in 1871. By 1889 he was principal of the Marysville schools in California. From 1890 to 1893 he was president of the Stockton, California schools. From 1893 to 1897 he was President of Chico State Normal School. (Quote from wikipedia.org)
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Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology. http://www.forgottenbooks.org
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