The Republic

Early Republic Overview
Late Republic Overview

The Battle of Cannae

The Battle of Cannae in the summer of 216 BC is a milestone in Roman history. It was Hannibal’s finest hour and forced the Romans to learn a painful lesson. …

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Carthage is indisputably of key importance to Roman history. The first great imperial opponent of Rome, they took the Romans to the very brink of defeat. The battles in the …

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The Twelve Tables

The Roman code of the Twelve Tables lasted as long as the Roman Empire itself. Though more importantly, they represented a written code which applied right across the social scale …

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The Early Roman Republic

Period: 510 – 124 BC The Latin words res publica which are perhaps best translated as ‘public affairs’ are the source of today’s term ‘republic’. The Revolt against King Tarquin …

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