Challenges to the Roman Republic

Ancient European History

By Dr Fedrico Santangelo, published 11th August 2015

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.

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