The Birth and Death of the Roman Republic
The Birth and Death of the Roman Republic is a multi-scenario career that spans a thousand year period from the beginning of the first millenium BC to the collapse of the Roman republic from the viewpoint of Rome. All landscapes are as close to reality as is possible and all events are authentic for the time periods described.
6.Water, Water Everywhere
The largely unplanned territorial expansion of Rome between 375 and 275 BC brought lasting economic gains, with control of all of Italy, Rome established colonies on conquered territories and assigned lands to individual Romans. By 250 BC the cities population had reached 100,000. the booty from these conquests helped defray the cost of public works as the building of temples and roads and the improvement of the city's water supply. By the 3rd century BC two aquaducts carried fresh water to the city.
Immediately after the Tribunates were established, the Consul, Spurius Cassius, dedicated the triumvirate of temples at the base of the Aventine to Ceres, Liber and Libera. This was to be appointed the sanctuary of the plebs, to some extent, counter-balancing the Capitoline temples, the great protector of the Roman state and its authorities, who were mainly Patricians. Aediles were created to protect the temples, guard the archives and keep order in the markets.
Lack of an Academy limits housing to medium Villa
Start date-250 BC
Initial funds-4534Dn - no rescue loan