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The copper mines of the mainland and the extensive iron deposits of Elba went a
long way to supply ancient Italy with its two most essential metals. Thanks to its
combination of natural advantages, Italy is, next Populoiu- after the Nile valley, ...
peatedly traversed by ancient armies, and where soldiers went, traders also were
sure to find their way. Nevertheless for many centuries of early Italian history the
Alps remained an almost insurmountable barrier. The comparative seclusion ...
In this case Rome, the greatest builder of fortresses in ancient times, began its
own career as a military bulwark against foreign invasion. If we compare the
ancient legends about the foundation of Rome with the results of modern
research, we ...
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