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The value of these entrenchments was demonstrated after the battle of Asculum,
when the prepared position behind the Roman defeated Roman army preserved
it from destruction by Pyrrhus' pur- colonies '" sumg cavalry. Lastly, the coloniae ...
To all these overseas settlements tion in the he gave the status of Roman or of
Latin colonies,1i and he accorded provinces. similar privileges to some of the
older groups of Italian residents abroad. It is estimated that not less than twenty ...
In the eastern Mediterranean gladiatorial contests did not find general favour, but
in western Europe and North Africa the Roman colonies set the example of
constructing amphitheatres, and many of the native cities followed suit. Municipal
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