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    The economy section has a new update today. Roman Coins is a brief history of the minting practices of the Roman Empire and highlights the basics of her coinage. Updates will follow shortly with pages illustrating the denominations of various eras and one on Roman Mints.

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    Another article in the Conquest of Italy chapter has been added. The Gallic Sack of Rome tells the story of Brennus and the Gallic Celt invaders who nearly altered the entire course of European history in the early 4th century BC. Vae Victis--Woe to the Conquered!
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    The next chapter in the Conquest of Italy history series has been added. Veii and the Etruscans highlights the Roman siege of Veii and the elimination of the Etruscan threat to Roman expansion in central Italy.
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    The ongoing "History of Rome" series has a new chapter. The Conquest of Italy: The Consolidation of Latium, is the first of several chapters in this latest update to the series. It details the early Roman rise to power within its home region, prior to expansion throughout Italy. Additional updates will follow shortly including Veii and the Etruscans, The Gallic Sack of Rome, The Samnite Wars and more.
     
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    In an incredible development on the archeology scene, it appears that a new, even if short-lived, Roman Emperor has been discovered. Emperor Domitianus (IMP C DOMITIANUS P F AUG), not to be confused with the Domitian of the 1st century AD, was likely a British usurper who ruled in 271 AD. The dying days of the break away Gallic Empire may have more secrets in store, but the excavation of this coin (re-affirming another found a century ago), is ground breaking in more ways than one.
     
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    The "History of Rome" series has been updated with several new articles relating to the
    Birth of the Roman Republic.
     
    For the convenience of our visitors, the text is broken down by related segments and posted separately. The "Struggle of the Orders" is a reflection on the conflict between patrician and plebeian classes in early Rome. The "Republican Constitution" breaks down the government into 3 categories roughly corresponding to more modern systems. Of the 3 categories, the "Executive Branch" describes the Curule Magistrates or executive offices, and the "Legislative Branch" describes the basics of the 3 people's assemblies. Finally, the "Roman Senate" gives an outline of responsibilities and duties of one of history's most famous governing bodies.
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    UNRV presents a complete Index of Roman Imperial Legions from the era of Caesar through the 4th Century AD. Organized alphabetically from Legio I Germanica through Legio XXX Ulpia Victrix, information regarding the formation and key engagements for each legion is included or in the works for future additions.
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    The biography section is being expanded with an addition on the Roman historian Publius Cornelius Tacitus. The writer who gave us several important works such as the Annals and Agricola is one of the few sources in ancient history to give us any information on the Germanic people. Revered, disputed and debated for 2 centuries, Tacitus is among the greatest of the ancient historians.
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    A new section providing an overview on the Roman Economy has been added. This section will be updated frequently and will provide background information on many aspects of the economy from coinage to the use of natural resources and manufactured products.
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    Today we've added the first two articles in the "History of Rome" series: The Founding of Rome and The Kings of Rome. More are soon to follow covering the many stages of Roman History from beginning to fall. Look for them at the Empire page.
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