Ancient Rome was a city traditionally believed to have been founded in 753 B.C. by Romulus, the first King. Ancient Rome's history can be divided into three parts: the Roman Kingship, Roman Republic, and Roman Empire.
Romans had extensive knowledge of roads, mining, irrigation and masonry.
- Hibbert, Christopher. Rome: The Biography of a City. (1985). 386 pp. good introduction
- Scheidel, Walter, Ian Morris and Richard P. Saller, eds. The Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World (2008) 942pp 942 pp. advanced essays by scholars
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