Etruscans Influence On Roman Society

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In the middle of Italy, the city of rome grew up. According to legend, Romulus and Remus, twin brothers who were raised by a she-wolf, founded the city of Rome in 753 BCE. The people who built Rome were members of an Indo-european tribe known as the Latins. Under the Latins, Rome grew into a bustling city. At first Rome was ruled by Latin kings. However it came under the rule of the Etruscans of northern Italy. The Etruscans had influence on Roman society. The Etruscans ruled Rome until 509 BCE. The Romans established a new type of government a republic. As Rome government changed , the roman population continued to grow. Rome successful expansion would not have been possible without its powerful army. All Roman men betwenn the ages of 17

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