Rise of the ancient Roman Empire
Ancient Roman Empire Rome had a war god in its lineage and wolf milk in its
belly, implying that its citizens had a knack for warfare, which they would prove again
and again. Early in Rome's history, the city was conquered by the Etruscans, the most
notable civilization in Italy before Rome's rise to power. The Etruscans, who would
influence Roman civilization, had migrated to Italy from
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extended from about 70 to 43
BC and forms the first part of the so-called Golden Age of Rome's literary development.
The remainder of the Golden Age, extending from 43 BC to AD 14, is known as
the Augustan period. Caesar and Cicero brought Latin prose to its peak of achievement,
and Marcus Terentius Varro was the greatest scholar of the age. The poetry of the period
is best represented by the work of Gaius Valerius Catullus and Lucretius.