chapter  8
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The Power of Rome in the Sixth Century

The implication of the foregoing chapters, particularly those dealing with institutions and with archaeological evidence, is that Rome during the later monarchy was a large city with a strong army and a sophisticated culture. The aim of the following sections is to examine these aspects in more detail, and in particular to attempt an assessment of the physical dimensions of the city at various stages, the extent of its territory and the size of its population. We shall then proceed to consider Rome's relations with her Latin neighbours, and the city's position in a wider Mediterranean setting.