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The Rise of Pompey, I. — The Growing Influence of Caesar, II. — Civil War between Pompey and Caesar, III. — The Rule of Julius Caesar, IV. Failures of the Sullan Party .—When Sulla resigned his power and placed the government in the hands of his party, he no doubt thought that he had secured the state from any further disturbance. He had destroyed all opposition, he fancied, by wiping out the Marian party. But as soon as he died, the remnants of this party began to reappear on every side. With the restoration of the senate’s power there also returned all the old evils of the senatorial rule.
Spartacus and class struggle in ancient Rome Graham Stevenson Roman agriculture was originally dominated by free peasants, each cultivating land for their own family needs. But, as Rome expanded its territory, the peasants were increasingly drawn away from the land for the army and huge estates created out of the individual smallholdings.
Diffusion of metallurgy in Europe and Asia Minor . The darkest areas are the oldest. The Bronze Age is a period characterized by the use of copper and its alloy bronze and proto-writing , and other features of urban civilization . The Bronze Age is the second principal period of the three-age system , as proposed in modern times by Christian Jürgensen Thomsen , for classifying and studying ancient societies. An ancient civilization can be in the Bronze Age either by smelting its own copper and alloying with tin , or by trading for bronze from production areas elsewhere.
The Bronze Age collapse is a transition in the Aegean Region , Southwestern Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age that historians such as M. Liverani, S. Richard, Robert Drews, Frank J.
Coastline of Greece Greece has always been a little bit outside of things - on the edge of West Asia , and at the edge of Europe . Being outsiders, though, has given people who live there more freedom to experiment with new ideas and new ways of doing things. A lot of new ideas - like organized troops of soldiers , democracy , history , and logical proofs - have come from Greece.