Rome and Its Foundation

 

Rome, the capital city of Italy, holds a significant place in history. Its foundation is steeped in legend and myth, making it a fascinating subject of study and exploration. This article aims to shed light on the origins of Rome and its early history.

 

According to Roman mythology, Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus, twin brothers who were said to be descendants of the Trojan prince Aeneas. Legend has it that they were abandoned as infants and were raised by a she-wolf. As they grew older, Romulus and Remus decided to establish a city on the banks of the Tiber River.

 

However, their ambitions led to a dispute over who would rule the new city. In the end, Romulus killed Remus and became the first king of Rome. He named the city after himself, calling it «Roma.»

 

Historians believe that Rome was founded in 753 BC, although the exact date is still a matter of debate. The early years of Rome were marked by struggles for power and territorial expansion. The city grew rapidly, attracting settlers from nearby regions and establishing itself as a dominant force in central Italy.

 

One of the key factors that contributed to Rome’s success was its strategic location. Situated on the Tiber River, Rome was easily accessible by land and water, making it an ideal trading hub. This allowed the city to flourish economically and attract merchants from all over the Mediterranean.

 

The Romans were also skilled engineers and architects. They built impressive structures such as aqueducts, roads, and bridges, which facilitated communication and trade within the empire. The most iconic of these structures is the Colosseum, an amphitheater that could hold up to 50,000 spectators and hosted gladiatorial games and other public spectacles.

 

As Rome grew in power and influence, it expanded its territories through military conquests. The Roman Empire reached its peak during the reign of Emperor Trajan in the 2nd century AD, encompassing vast territories in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

 

Rome’s influence extended beyond military might. It became a center of culture, art, and philosophy, attracting renowned thinkers such as Cicero, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius. Roman law and governance systems also had a lasting impact on Western civilization.

 

However, Rome’s glory was not destined to last forever. The decline of the Roman Empire began in the 3rd century AD, marked by political instability, economic crises, and invasions by barbarian tribes. The empire eventually split into two halves – the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern Roman Empire (later known as the Byzantine Empire).

 

In 476 AD, the Western Roman Empire fell to barbarian invaders, bringing an end to ancient Rome. The Eastern Roman Empire continued to thrive for several centuries before finally succumbing to Ottoman conquest in 1453.

 

Despite its eventual downfall, Rome’s legacy lives on. Its contributions to architecture, law, governance, and culture continue to inspire and shape our world today. From the grandeur of the Colosseum to the enduring influence of Roman law, Rome’s foundation remains a testament to human ingenuity and ambition.

 

In conclusion, Rome’s foundation is a captivating tale of myth and legend. From its humble beginnings as a small settlement on the banks of the Tiber River to its rise as a mighty empire, Rome’s journey is one that has left an indelible mark on history. As we explore the ruins of ancient Rome and study its rich heritage, we are reminded of the enduring power of human civilization and the lasting impact of this remarkable city.

Sobre el Autor:

Luis Miguel Riera de la Plaza

Sobre el autor

Nacido en la ciudad más antigua de occidente en 1964. Licenciado en Filosofía y Letras (Geografía e Historia) 1985-1990. Descubrí una pronta fascinación por la historia, lo que me condujo a su investigación y a sus procesos. Dedicado a la literatura con varios libros escritos, me he decidido finalmente a la publicación animado por familiares y amigos. También he colaborado en investigaciones, estudios y redacción de obras de compañeros y amigos. Armonizando esta inquietud con otros estudios como Biblioteconomía, Archivística y Documentación, Psicología Infantil, formación académica del profesorado de enseñanzas medias, coach, formador de formadores, blanqueo de capitales, perito judicial, agente inmobiliario, administrador de fincas y comunidades, y relaciones laborales.

Sobre el libro:

Robert Capa, Bilbao

En este libro encontrará el fruto de una investigación o, para ser más exactos, una parte. El contexto es el de una crisis profunda que se inicia en España y que se extiende en el tiempo sin que se encuentre una solución a la misma. En el libro le introduzco a una parte de esos partidos llamados partidos de «derecha» en un momento concreto. Así se encontrará con una serie de partidos que son incapaces de ponerse de acuerdo y por tanto una conclusión posible es la imposibilidad de que un sistema funcione. La necesidad de sobrevivir del «modelo constitucional republicano» tremendamente dividido, la existencia de una revolución comunista y el miedo en los partidos de «derecha» conducirá a buscar una solución temporal como es el enfrentamiento armado. La búsqueda del ejército lleva al apoyo de una parte del mismo a esa solución temporal. ¿Qué ocurrió? Que será el ejército el que nombre un «jefe» militar temporal hasta el final del conflicto armado, pero entenderá este que no hay una mínima base política coherente y aglutinadora en esos partidos de la «derecha» y así esa solución temporal se va alargando hasta que solo «ese jefe temporal», elegido por los militares, sea el que decida qué va a ocurrir en España.

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