According to legend, Rome was founded in 753 BC. JC. by the legendary twin brothers Romulus and Remus, sons of the vestal (name given to the priestess dedicated to Vesta, the goddess of the hearth of the Roman people) Rhea Silvia and the god Mars. Two newborns who were abandoned at birth and then taken in by a wolf who raised them.
A rich and eventful period followed.
At first a monarchy is installed. Then, in the 5th century BC. JC the Roman republic is proclaimed. A republic which over the centuries has established itself as the major power of the Mediterranean with illustrious figures such as the famous general and statesman, Julius Caesar, the conqueror of Gaul in 52 BC. JC.
The Roman Empire then succeeded the republic in 27 BC. JC. An immense empire that extends over almost the entire Mediterranean, from Spain, Gaul, England, to Greece, or even Egypt.
Ancient Rome, through its expansion, influenced much of the Western world as we know it today.
They had a rich, elaborate culture, and impressive technical, technological and architectural knowledge. Temples, amphitheatres, aqueducts or triumphal arch, passing by the arenas of Nîmes in France to the grandiose temples of Baalbeck in Lebanon, the traces of the Roman passage are very present on the world.
Their mythology and gods, largely inspired by ancient Greece, were often represented through the art of ancient Rome in paintings, sculptures and mosaics, for which many works of art have come down to us. us again today.
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