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In actual truth the investment of Veii strained Rome's resources to the utmost. The
besieged town was not inferior in size to Rome, and its situation on a steep rock,
with a moat of running water on three sides, rendered it almost impregnable.
ROME, CARTHAGE AND NUMIDIA Of all the problems which confronted the
Romans after the Second Punic War the question of their future relations to
Carthage was the simplest, and yet it was the least successfully handled. While
179, 181), the streets of Rome were repaved with flags of hard lava from the
Alban mount, and in 179 Aemilius Lepidus laid the foundations of a stone bridge
(completed in 142), to supplement the old trestle bridge which had hitherto
carried all ...
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