Ricimer, Odovacar & the last phantom Emperors in the Roman West – German colonisation of Italy

Even if there had been united councils in Italy, the task of ubiquitous defence would have been beyond the power of the government; but the government went to pieces, and thereby hastened the dismemberment. Continue reading “Ricimer, Odovacar & the last phantom Emperors in the Roman West – German colonisation of Italy”

Military reforms of Servius Tullius – Rise of Rome to supremacy in Latium

The earliest amalgamation in the history of Rome was that which blended together the Ramnes, Tities, and Luceres. This was followed by the union of the settlement on the Quirinal with that on the Palatine. Traces of this union existed in the duplicate religious institutions retained in Rome, but politically it left little mark. Continue reading “Military reforms of Servius Tullius – Rise of Rome to supremacy in Latium”

The Siege of Syracuse – The Romans acquire control of Sicily

At the time (215-214 B.C.) that Epicydes and Hippocrates seized on Syracuse, alienating themselves and the rest of the citizens from the friendship of Rome, the Romans, who had already heard of the fate of Hieronymus, tyrant of Syracuse, appointed Appius Claudius as propraetor, entrusting him with the command of the land forces, while they put their fleet under that of Marcus Claudius Marcellus. Continue reading “The Siege of Syracuse – The Romans acquire control of Sicily”

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