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Rome
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I. History and Archaeology

1. History and archaeology.

On a favorable site, on the road from Etruria to Latium and Campania, at a ford over the Tiber about 30 km from its mouth, and also on the road from the coast going in the direction of the Apennines, and in fertile lands by the river, there were small settlements from at least the 14th century bce (esp. on the Capitol). According to legend, Rome was then founded in 753 bce by Romulus…

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Koch, Guntram, Cancik, Hubert, Veltri, Giuseppe, Wallraff, Martin, Schimmelpfennig, Bernhard, Corsepius, Katharina and Gleissner, Alfred, “Rome”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024645>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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