By Marshall Cavendish Reference
Historic Rome tracks the growth from the mythical founding of Rome by means of Romulus in 753 BCE, to the heights of the Roman Empire round 117 CE, and directly to the demise of Theodosius (the final guy to rule over a unified Roman Empire) in 395 CE.
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Sulla then reorganized the government. He reformed the constitution, attempting to restore the traditional power of the senate and aristocracy, of which he himself was a member. For example, he decreed that tribunes should no longer be allowed to introduce bills to the assembly or to serve in other political positions after their term of office had finished. When he had sufficiently strengthened the power of his class, Sulla withdrew from the political stage. In 79 BCE, he resigned his dictatorship and retired to an estate in Campania.
When Fabius’s six-month term as dictator was over, command of the Roman army was given to two new consuls, Gaius Terentius Varro and Lucius Aemilius Paulus. In the summer, they led their army of around 85,000 men toward Hannibal’s encampment at Cannae. Hannibal, with his smaller army of 55,000, prepared to fight on the plain before the city. The engagement that followed was a classic example of Hannibal’s military genius. Hannibal arranged his infantry in a convex shape, with his weakest troops at the very center.
The senate was also alarmed by the fact that Philip was seeking to extend his influence in the Aegean and had attacked several Greek city-states in the area. In 200 BCE, a Roman force of around 30,000 men was sent to Apollonia in Illyria, north of Macedon. In 197 BCE, the Romans confronted Philip’s forces at the Battle of Cynoscephalae. Philip was defeated, and under the terms of the peace treaty, he was forced to give up all of his possessions outside of Macedon and pay a massive sum of money to Rome.
Ancient Rome: An Illustrated History by Marshall Cavendish Reference