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This element gradually became dominant in Latium and greatly increased its
prosperity . One of the nuclei of these Latin communities was the Alban Mount (
Monte Cavo ) , thirteen miles south - east of Rome . Its peak was a natural fortress
Then , tempted by the maritime plain , they moved right up to the regions south -
east of the Alban Mount , on the very doorstep of Rome ' s Latin allies . From 494
BC Onwards these Volsci looted and raided Latin and Roman territory almost ...
But that was only one of the forty cities he founded or restored throughout the
east , in pursuance of the actively urbanizing tradition of the Greek monarchies .
Under upper - class leaderships approved by Rome , the cities , new and old
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