The Republic

Early Republic Overview
Late Republic Overview

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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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Punic Wars fought between Carthage and Rome


Carthage is indisputable 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. More importantly, they represented a written code that applied right across the social scale from …

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Lucius Iunius Brutus

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 Early Republic – The …

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