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A Critical History of Early Rome: From Prehistory to the First Punic War

Gary Forsythe and John Connelly


During the period from Rome's Stone Age beginnings on the Tiber River to its conquest of the Italian peninsula in 264 B.C., the Romans in large measure developed the social, political, and military structure that would be the foundation of their spectacular imperial success. This account draws from historical, archaeological, linguistic, epigraphic, religious, and legal evidence to trace Rome's early development within a multicultural environment of Latins, Sabines, Etruscans, Greeks, and Phoenicians. The book charts the development of the classical republican institutions that would eventuall ... More

Keywords: multicultural environment, Latins, Sabines, Etruscans, Greeks, Phoenicians, classical republican institutions, Roman prehistory, Roman religion, Roman language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780520226517
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520226517.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Forsythe, author

John Connelly, editor