Etruscans, Gauls and Carthage
In this podcast Dr Federico Santangelo looks at the challenges the Roman Republic faced both internally and externally.
1. Etruscan pressure.
2. The Gallic threat.
3. Hannibal, Carthage and the Punic Wars.
4. Victory over Carthage and Hannibal. Mediterranean hegemony.
5. Integrating the Italian Allies into the Roman citizen body.
6. Rome becomes the centre of Roman Italy.
7. The growth of the city of Rome and its expanding population.